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Contest #509

#509

July 21st, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #508 – Jantar Mantar, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

This UNESCO WHC site is one of 5 astronomical observatories built in the 18th century in India.

The large sundial in the southwest corner of the site is the largest gnomon sundial in the world and has reading markings accurate to 2 seconds.

To the east of the large sundial are a group of 12 gnomons aligned to the ecliptic at the beginning of each zodiac sign. These allow the user to determine the sidereal time.

There is a total of 19 instruments that measure things like the position of celestial bodies and the dates of Hindu festivals.

Those who found it before the hint included:

  • Phil Ower
  • Eloy Cano
  • David Kozina
  • hhgygy
  • Jeather
  • mehmet durmus
  • Ashwini Agrawal
  • Garfield
  • Happee (Welcome, glad you could join us!!)
  • Steve Hoge (Welcome back!!)
  • Chris Nason
  • donaaronio
  • Lighthouse
  • Glenmorren
  • Robin
  • Rob de Wolff
  • Luís Filipe Miguel
  • Tim
  • Gillian B

And after the hint:

  • Robin
  • Andy McConnell (Welcome Back!!)
  • Luís Filipe Miguel

July 21st, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #508 Hint

Accurate to 2 seconds!

July 19th, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 comments

Contest #508

#508

July 14th, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | 14 comments

Contest #507: Tigre de Cristal casino, near Vladivostok in far eastern Russia

While it might look like a truck stop, this weeks location is actually the new Tigre de Cristal casino complex near the city of Vladivostok in far eastern Russia.

It was built primarily to serve Chinese gamblers who wanted a location closer than Macau. It has been a mixed success, with construction issues and gamblers complaining it is too cold!

Hitting the jackpot for 2 points:

  • Eloy Cano
  • Phil Ower

After the hint:

  • Garfield

July 14th, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #507 Hint

A new Vegas – two friends, who we hear have never met one day but are the best of buddies the next, could meet here.

July 12th, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | one comment

Contest #507

#507

July 7th, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | 2 comments

Contest #506: the town at the Argyle diamond mine in northwest Australia

Contest #506 shows the small town that helps support the huge Argyle diamond mine in northwest Australia.

The mine opened in the mid-1980’s and is the world’s largest producer of pink diamonds, now being coveted after years of being thought to be just dirty.

The mine is slated to close in a few years as the supply of diamonds runs out. It started off as an open pit mine but is now mainly underground.

Found this gem in the desert without any problem:

  • Eloy Cano
  • hhgygy
  • Lighthouse
  • Phil Ower

After the hint:

  • ashwini agrawal
  • rob de wolff
  • Garfield

July 7th, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | no comments

Contest #506 Hint

The reason for this location started in the mid-1980’s and will end in the next  few years. Pink is its speciality.

July 5th, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | 3 comments