Troup Square Armillary Sphere - Savannah, Georgia
N 32° 04.346 W 081° 05.377
17S E 491541 N 3548467
Quick Description: The center of Savannah's Troup Square holds an armillary sphere made into a sundial. It was chosen for its decorative value as a focal point for the landscaping of the square.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 10/17/2007 2:54:47 PM
Waymark Code: WM2DVG
The astronomical centerpiece and the square are named for Georgia governor (1823-1827) George Michael Troup. In the center, poised on six turtles, is an armillary sphere, an "astronomical model with solid rings, all circles of a single sphere, used to display relationships among the principal celestial circles." Laid out in 1851, this square commemorates Governor Troup, who welcomed the Marquis de Lafayette to Savannah in 1825, and later served as a United States senator.
Sundial Type: Armillary Sphere - series of rings in plane of equator
Related Web Site: Not listed
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