Passive Teaching Environment

SUNDIAL

This purposed sundial will be positioned on the south wall of the building. The sundial will be visible from a distance...students, in a passive way, will experience the passage of the Sun across the sky as did the ancients.

Design by Tucson artist Stephanie Campos

PLANET WALK

Shown here is one of ten sculptured bronze disks which make up a scale model of the solar system. A student can stand on the Sun and another on a planet to see the relative distances between them. The vastness of the solar system is immediately experienced.

Sculptures by Tucson artist Camille Campos

EQUINOX WALL

Here is one of two walls which mark the rising Sun on the horizon. This replicates a technique used but the ancients to mark the passage of the Sun along the horizon. Shown is the Sun rising over the Equinox Wall, at the .

SOLSTICE WALL

Here is the second of two walls which marks the rising Sun replicating a technique used but the ancients to mark the passage of the Sun along the horizon. Shown is the Sun rising over the Solstice Wall, at the .

EQUINOX AND SOLSTICE WALLS

Both walls are seen here...the solstice wall is in shadow and the equinox wall is in sunshine. This view is looking west. Also seen are the telescope mounting piers between the walls.

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