A few days ago we went to the Royal Observatory in jaiphur. When most people hear the word observatory’s they picture a white building with a half sphere roof with a telescope coming out. But what’s different about the the royal Observatory in Jaipur is it is made out of strange shapes and mathematically in lined .The whole observatory had no glass in it was made out of sundials and other instruments that could tell you where planets were and where they are going to be.At the Observatory there is two metal sundials that are a bit inaccurate because metal gets bigger with the heat.
This is a small sundial not those other two sundials this one is shaped like the big stone one. This Sundial is probably a bit inaccurate unlike the two big sundials.The best thing at the Observatory is definitely this massive stone sundials that is so accurate it goes down to two seconds:
The whole observatory was built three hundred years ago by a genius prince who had help from scholars worldwide to help build his five Observatories one of his Observatories was in Delhi but the main one was in Jaiphur. The prince was called Jai Singh.
This stairway leads up to nowhere but really on a dark cloudless night if you were on the top of the stairway you would be able to look at the north star and you would track it.