searching for a set of RL02 slides
bfranchuk at jetnet.ab.ca
Fri Apr 1 13:48:33 CST 2005
Michael Sokolov wrote:
> So how would you deal with the fact that a tropical year will *never*
> divide evenly into days no matter how you twist and turn it?
Have the odd days as extra days off. The week is more the standard
> In my calendar I've addressed this problem at its root: instead of starting
> with the day as the basic unit and trying to pack days into years like other
> calendars do (doomed to failure because of the above), I start with the year
> as the basic unit (actual astronomically determined tropical years starting
> at Ostara, the vernal equinox), divide the year into dates mathematically
> (without regard to actual solar days), and then *map* days to dates as a
> separate function.
Lets not forget the fact that the LUNAR calendar also is thrown in for good
measure too for most of the special days.
Now back on topic, is Stonehendge a computer or not for calculating things?
PS. I would start year 1 of any new calendar from when a self-sustaning space
habitat is formed.
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