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  • Duncan Lunan
Part of the Astronomers' Universe book series (ASTRONOM)


How the Glasgow Parks Astronomy Project came about; its early stages. Finding a suitable site for the megalith; research into the site’s history, including prehistoric astronomical features; designing an astronomical megalith.


Ordnance Survey Heavenly Body Park Department Zodiacal Light Ancient Site 
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  • Duncan Lunan
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  1. 1.TroonAyrshire

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