daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > World Development News Forums > General Urban Developments > DN Archives



 

 
Thread Tools
Old July 14th, 2011, 03:48 PM   #8721
GunnerJacket
Oh look - a doughnut!
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Chicken City, GA
Posts: 4,121
Likes (Received): 497

Quote:
Originally Posted by KillerZavatar View Post
wow a telescope but when the building is lighted at night i cannot work very well can it?
I imagine is above most of the radiant light of the city and will really only need to worry about shielding the glow of the crescent. Much of this will be determined by the depth of the telescope's well within the dome and the strength of the lens. Either way it should be far better than what the lay person will have on the ground and adds a nice attraction for those already at the top.

I bet you'll get some great views of the moon.
__________________
"I'll buy that for a dollar!"
GunnerJacket no está en línea  

Sponsored Links
 
Old July 14th, 2011, 05:47 PM   #8722
redstone
Lurker
 
redstone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Singapore
Posts: 14,076
Likes (Received): 25

Weird location to have an astronomical observatory since it only has 270 degrees view.
redstone no está en línea  
Old July 14th, 2011, 05:50 PM   #8723
EuropeanChancellor
Registered User
 
EuropeanChancellor's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: You talkin' to me?
Posts: 162
Likes (Received): 33



Most of people with sound mind don´t give a damn about your mosque, some stupid stone in a stone box or the allowance of non-muslims to Mecca. He made such a statement because you are obviously biased and you with your melody boys keep bitching about anyone else who doesn´t share your thoughts and opinions about this building!
EuropeanChancellor no está en línea  
Old July 14th, 2011, 07:12 PM   #8724
GulfArabia
★ FREE
 
GulfArabia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: ARAMCO
Posts: 2,117
Likes (Received): 716

some posts in this thread needs deleting before it goes further.
__________________
יש כעס גורף הפינות של האוריינט اااااإ
GulfArabia no está en línea  
Old July 14th, 2011, 08:27 PM   #8725
Roukaya19
Makkah Reporter
 
Roukaya19's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Montréal
Posts: 13,061
Likes (Received): 14012

Quote:
Originally Posted by redstone View Post
Weird location to have an astronomical observatory since it only has 270 degrees view.
I think they know what they do...maybe this telescope is just set for the moon, like: to see the crescent at the beginning of each month, eclipse, ...so they don't need all the sky.

Makkawi.Pk is the telescope is on the good side to observe the moon in Makkah?
Roukaya19 no está en línea  
Old July 14th, 2011, 08:48 PM   #8726
abumuhannadh
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Saudi Arabia
Posts: 559
Likes (Received): 0

it sure is, on the west side, to observe the moon on the beginning of the lunar month, not to look for the stars or comets. :P
abumuhannadh no está en línea  
Old July 14th, 2011, 08:54 PM   #8727
Makkawi.Pk
EZ
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Makkah
Posts: 1,806
Likes (Received): 504

Quote:
Originally Posted by Roukaya19 View Post
I think they know what they do...maybe this telescope is just set for the moon, like: to see the crescent at the beginning of each month, eclipse, ...so they don't need all the sky.

Makkawi.Pk is the telescope is on the good side to observe the moon in Makkah?
since abumuhanadh answered that, I won't add. But it'll surely be great to hear announcements of Ramazan and the two eids, based on sightings in Makkah
__________________
To Let
Makkawi.Pk no está en línea  
Old July 14th, 2011, 08:56 PM   #8728
GunnerJacket
Oh look - a doughnut!
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Chicken City, GA
Posts: 4,121
Likes (Received): 497

So, who's up for talking about the architecture?!!



__________________
"I'll buy that for a dollar!"
GunnerJacket no está en línea  
Old July 14th, 2011, 09:14 PM   #8729
Roukaya19
Makkah Reporter
 
Roukaya19's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Montréal
Posts: 13,061
Likes (Received): 14012

Quote:
Originally Posted by abumuhannadh View Post
it sure is, on the west side, to observe the moon on the beginning of the lunar month, not to look for the stars or comets. :P
Quote:
Originally Posted by Makkawi.Pk View Post
since abumuhanadh answered that, I won't add. But it'll surely be great to hear announcements of Ramazan and the two eids, based on sightings in Makkah
Thanks...inshallah they will annonce the sighting of the hilal of every Ramadhan! every Eid!
Roukaya19 no está en línea  
Old July 14th, 2011, 09:44 PM   #8730
parsonsnose
BANNED
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 512
Likes (Received): 13

Given that we can now measure time with a precision down to millionths of a second, and that we can predict exactly where and when the moon will be in it's orbit with a simple computer program, why would you need to actually observe the moon in order to determine what day it is?
parsonsnose no está en línea  
Old July 14th, 2011, 09:56 PM   #8731
GunnerJacket
Oh look - a doughnut!
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Chicken City, GA
Posts: 4,121
Likes (Received): 497

Quote:
Originally Posted by parsonsnose View Post
Given that we can now measure time with a precision down to millionths of a second, and that we can predict exactly where and when the moon will be in it's orbit with a simple computer program, why would you need to actually observe the moon in order to determine what day it is?
At least three different major religions use the lunar cycle to orient select holy days within the calendar year. Christianity, for instance, bases Easter in accordance with the lunar cycle for spring.

Thus, the telescope isn't necessary but you can see why the moon has an influence within religious activitities.
__________________
"I'll buy that for a dollar!"
GunnerJacket no está en línea  
Old July 14th, 2011, 10:24 PM   #8732
Makkawi.Pk
EZ
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Makkah
Posts: 1,806
Likes (Received): 504

So this thread is finally T/O
__________________
To Let
Makkawi.Pk no está en línea  
Old July 14th, 2011, 10:26 PM   #8733
parsonsnose
BANNED
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 512
Likes (Received): 13

"Thus, the telescope isn't necessary but you can see why the moon has an influence within religious activitities."

Yes, that was the point I was making.
parsonsnose no está en línea  
Old July 14th, 2011, 10:41 PM   #8734
'asyiqul^huur
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 136
Likes (Received): 0

14 July 2011







'asyiqul^huur no está en línea  
Old July 14th, 2011, 10:53 PM   #8735
Makkawi.Pk
EZ
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Makkah
Posts: 1,806
Likes (Received): 504

Quote:
Originally Posted by 'asyiqul^huur View Post
14 July 2011

At the base of the golden cladding of the spire, are those loud-speakers?
__________________
To Let
Makkawi.Pk no está en línea  
Old July 14th, 2011, 10:58 PM   #8736
KillerZavatar
also known as Wally
 
KillerZavatar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Duisburg
Posts: 8,313
Likes (Received): 3800

Quote:
Originally Posted by Makkawi.Pk View Post
At the base of the golden cladding of the spire, are those loud-speakers?
those are strong lights i think, the ones you see making light to the crescent and stuff
KillerZavatar está en línea ahora  
Old July 14th, 2011, 11:06 PM   #8737
Makkawi.Pk
EZ
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Makkah
Posts: 1,806
Likes (Received): 504

Quote:
Originally Posted by KillerZavatar View Post
those are strong lights i think, the ones you see making light to the crescent and stuff
Nope the very faint light that glows at just the base of the crescent at night is the light of the spire crane, otherwise, the whole spire would've been lit.
__________________
To Let
Makkawi.Pk no está en línea  
Old July 14th, 2011, 11:13 PM   #8738
GulfArabia
★ FREE
 
GulfArabia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: ARAMCO
Posts: 2,117
Likes (Received): 716

the render is not necessarily accurate
__________________
יש כעס גורף הפינות של האוריינט اااااإ
GulfArabia no está en línea  
Old July 14th, 2011, 11:16 PM   #8739
KillerZavatar
also known as Wally
 
KillerZavatar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Duisburg
Posts: 8,313
Likes (Received): 3800

i think gulfarabia is right, because it looks either like lights or cameras and cameras dont make sense. maybe this location for the light came in handy later on construction. a lot of details change over time, the size with 2 or three balls was a detail that changed in the past too, remember
KillerZavatar está en línea ahora  
Old July 14th, 2011, 11:40 PM   #8740
GulfArabia
★ FREE
 
GulfArabia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: ARAMCO
Posts: 2,117
Likes (Received): 716

they will light up during prayer times at night (late night, before dawn) + on islamic holidays.
__________________
יש כעס גורף הפינות של האוריינט اااااإ
GulfArabia no está en línea  


 

Tags
abraj al bait, saudi arabia

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT +2. The time now is 07:59 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like v3.2.5 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

Hosted by Blacksun, dedicated to this site too!
Forum server management by DaiTengu