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    Default Pyramids of Egypt were a Heat Sink for better observation of sky?



    Hi All,

    I had an idea the other day and I am wondering if anyone has every
    proposed it or looked into the idea that the Pyramids of Egypt might be
    some sort of Heat-sink to organize the way the day's heat is released to
    allow for better observations at night?

    If there is anything to it, I think it would be a groovy dissertation by
    someone!

    Thanks!

    Mark

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    Default Pyramids of Egypt were a Heat Sink for better observation of sky?

    Giant stone heat absorbers are no way to better (clearer) observations
    at night. Astronomical observatories are built to prevent any heat
    buildup during the day. The goal is to have the structure at the same
    temperature as the air outside when dusk occurs. This leads to the
    best astronomical seeing when starting the night's observations.

    What is your Ph.D. in?

    Saul Levy


    On Fri, 21 Nov 2003 11:45:27 -0600, "mark Brudnak, Ph.D."
    <mbrudnak@execpc.com> wrote:


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    Default Pyramids of Egypt were a Heat Sink for better observation ofsky?

    Some were, Bert, but not all. The best evidence is that the great pyramid
    in Giza was built to be used for religious purposes.

    -- Stinger
    "G=EMC^2 Glazier" <herbertglazier@webtv.net> wrote in message
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    Default Pyramids of Egypt were a Heat Sink for better observation ofsky?

    "Stinger" <contact@newsserveronly.com> wrote in alt.astronomy:



    They were all built for relegious purposes. A lot of graveyards still are.

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    Default Pyramids of Egypt were a Heat Sink for better observation of sky?

    Giant stone structures would store and release heat at night... not very
    useful for better observation.

    "mark Brudnak, Ph.D." <mbrudnak@execpc.com> wrote in message
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    Default Pyramids of Egypt were a Heat Sink for better observation ofsky?


    "Stinger" <contact@newsserveronly.com> wrote in message
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    All depends on how you define "great" I suppose. There are those who would
    argue that the Great Wall of China gives the pyramids a run for their money.



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    Default Pyramids of Egypt were a Heat Sink for better observationofsky?

    Hi, Bert.

    My brief comment earlier about the Great Pyramid in Giza was apparently, too
    brief. One theory about the use of the GP is that it is not a tomb, but
    instead a place where religious initiates went through various religous
    rites. Various pyramids do mark the graves of several Pharoahs, but they
    differ in many ways from the layout inside the GP. I find that interesting.

    -- Stinger


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    Default Pyramids of Egypt were a Heat Sink for better observationofsky?

    I'm opening a Corona (what else -- this IS the Astronomy newsgroup) right
    now in your honor.

    Here's to ya!

    -- Stinger
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