Archaeoastronomy as depicted dramatically in the Castaway Hollywood Movie
Archaeoastronomy as depicted dramatically in the Castaway Hollywood movie
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2001: A Space Odyssey

©1968 Turner Entertainment Co.
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Raiders of the Lost Ark

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Apocalypto

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Journey to the Center of the Earth
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National Treasure

©2004 Buena Vista Pictures Distribution


©2000 Twentieth Century Fox
 
Stranded on a deserted island in the South Pacific following the crash of his Fed Ex airplane, Chuck Noland (Tom Hanks) constructs an analemma on a cave wall to track the daily displacement in the shaft of sunlight through a small natural portal. He explains the science and the repetitive annual figure-8 cycle to his sanity companion, Wilson, the volleyball.
 
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