5, October 2001
Davies caught this unusual alignment quite by chance one morning in August
2000 when observing at the JKT. Stepping out to check the dawn sky conditions
he found the shadow of the JKT projected onto the dome of the WHT by the
rising Sun. John wrote the following: 2000 years from now archeologists
will excavate the foundations of the JKT and WHT and say "These temples
are aligned with the summer sunrise, the ancient people who built them
must have known something about astronomy."
© Isaac Newton
Group of Telescopes, La Palma, 2001.