Sunday, December 21, 2008

Winter Solstice Sunrise- Live from Ireland

Winter Solstice Sunrise- the not live version

Did you know that 2009 is the International Year of Astronomy? Timely, eh? Looks like there's a new push for science education as the Bush Era begins to fade. Or something.
The International Year of Astronomy (IYA2009) will be a global celebration of astronomy and its contributions to society and culture, highlighted by the 400th anniversary of the first use of an astronomical telescope by Galileo Galilei.
The Irish government will be celebrating this new era of scientific enlightenment by webcasting the winter solstice sunrise from Newgrange:
The Irish Node of IYA2009 and the Office of Public Works in Ireland are inviting you to join in watching a live webcast of the winter solstice sunrise on December 21st from the neolithic passage tomb of Newgrange, in County Meath, Ireland.
Newgrange has a long and mysterious history:
Built at least 5,200 years ago---1,000 years before Stonehenge---Newgrange and its mysterious neighbors, the megalithic passage tombs of Knowth and Dowth, were built by a lost, technologically advanced civilization. Working before the invention of the wheel, 300 workers took 20 years to shift 200,000 tons of stone from as far as 50 miles away to build it. Nobody is quite sure why.

In 1969, archaeologists working deep inside, about 15 feet underground, made a startling discovery. At sunrise on the winter solstice---the shortest day of the year---a thin beam of sunlight, channeled through a precisely aligned opening, penetrates the inner chamber and floods it with blinding light.- Fodors

Now I don't know about you, but nothing says "science" to me quite like "ancient Celtic sun worship."

Here's the link for the live webcast:

Let's take a peek at the icon for the International Year of Astronomy. Two figures, one large and one small, stars, hmmm....

...if I didn't know better I'd almost think that was meant to symbolize the Sirius binary star system, one large star and one small. But hey, what are the odds of that, right?

Surprise of surprises, we also see a similar binary star looming over the DNC '08 logo as well, and some other stars obviously in the distance. Wonder if that has anything to do with some of the (alleged) Sirius symbolism we've been (allegedly) looking at lately, vis a vis the election.

UPDATE: Here's an interesting twist on this story.


  1. Changing the theme somewhat, though not straying from our friend Sirius, I see David Beckham's new shirt number at AC Milan (soccer team in Italy) is 32. His shirt number while at Spain's Real Madrid was 23. JP

  2. Chris - I hear ya with the Sirius binary star logos - it was obvious from the two figures....but -


    I've been waiting for part 8 of this series for's here now and imho it's vital to us all.

    I know about the Chakras and Merkaba but this just dots some more i's and crosses some T's.

    Sorry to be so excited but...I am!

  3. Cheers, Suky. Don't know about the blue-skinned shapeshifters, but there's a lot to that Merkaba story that I will be looking into.

  4. Those blue-skinned shapeshifters enjoy nibbling the Silver ! Hide your jewellery ! LOL.

    On another more SIRIUS note:

    GORO's Newswatch ticker has a story about the inDIANApolis RCA Dome Implosion - Home of the COLTS.

    (Bet you can see the sychs coming already!!)

    Think NIPPER the RCA Dog (SIRIUS - Dog Star) looking down the record player cone (StarGate TORUS) and it is just a slip of the tongue from COLT to CELT.

    Some RCA (ARC) links:

    and a personal favorite the famous RCA inDIAN head test pattern

  5. Interesting TORUS blackhole stargate links:

    referencing gravitic time effects due to star implosion...
    In 1939, J. Robert Oppenheimer and Hartland Snyder "... studied the collapse of a spherically symmetric pressureless star of uniform density, and noted that the star's implosion, as seen by a stationary observer who remains outside, would slow and ultimately freeze as the star's surface approached the critical Schwarzschild radius. Yet they also clearly explained that no such freezing of the implosion would be seen by observers riding in with the collapsing matter - these observers would cross inside the critical circumference in a finite proper time, and thereafter would be unable to send a light signal to observers on the outside

  6. If you look at the International Year of Astronomy poster with the large and small humanoid figures, you'll notice the constellation in the background bears a striking resemblance to the shape of Orion, with the 'giant' figure standing roughly where the 'belt' of Orion would be.