Polaris is a particular star. It is almost exactly over the North Pole. This position makes this star perfect to do some calculation in relation to the Earth.
Sketchup is a 3D CAD software by Google. Many people do not consider it as a professional CAD but it has some good characteristics:
–It is free: you can easily download it from sketchup.com;
–It is simple to use and it enjoys of an excellent support on Internet with many tutorial videos;
–It doesn’t require a workstation but you can reach satisfactory results even without having dedicated graphic board installed on your PC.
When focusing the Earth, the sun, the dome… we’ll have to take into consideration the Universe geometry and its dimensions. By the help of a 3d model, set in the correct scale, and possibly an animation, we shall be able to have a better idea of this complex subject.
It would be great to have communication and interchange on the base of 3d components and keep in touch with many people able to use the CAD: sketchup allows an easy communication.
So let’s start with our model.
We are starting an activity that we know will be difficult but thrilling. A lot of informations we will discover about the true shape of the Earth will be here at your disposal. Please share as much as possible these informations and contact us if you need.