The long-running Sunwheel Project involves the construction of sun wheels all over the world starting at UMass Amherst. The project brings a greater awareness and understanding of astronomy to school children, University community members and the general public. In Amherst, the sunwheel - located south of the football stadium - is a gathering spot for people to visit and learn about the sky together through regular public gatherings posted on the website (and usually timed with the equinox and solstice events). Several lessons have been created for teachers of middle school classes and up for educational purposes relating to the sunwheel, too,.
Program Impact Region:
Open to the public. The community can choose to participate.
Program Start (and End Dates):
October 1, 1995
Program Director's Email Address:
UNIT: Colleges, Schools, Departments, Centers, and Institutes:
College of Natural Sciences/Astronomy
This Project Receives External Funding: