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The National Mall in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

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Can you find symbols… Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, December 3, 2020
1. Can you find symbols… Marker
Inscription.  
Can you find symbols for the sun, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and the moon on the Welcome Plaza?

They are embedded into the stone beneath your feet, in their positions at sunset on the museum's birth date: November 28, 1989. The North Star sits at the center of the Plaza. The planets' paths across the sky on this date begin on the eastern side of the Plaza and follow an arc to the west, marking their points of rise and set. For the best view, visit the museum's Resource Center on the third floor!
 
Erected by Smithsonian Institution.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceNative Americans. A significant historical date for this entry is November 28, 1989.
 
Location. Marker has been permanently removed. It was located near 38° 53.289′ N, 77° 0.954′ W. Marker was in The National Mall in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker could be reached from Maryland Avenue Southwest near 3rd Street Southwest. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 339 Maryland Avenue Southwest, Washington DC 20024, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
Can you find symbols… Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, December 3, 2020
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are within walking distance of this location. Cardinal Direction Marker: East (within shouting distance of this marker); National Native American Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Cardinal Direction Marker: South (within shouting distance of this marker); Traditional Croplands (within shouting distance of this marker); George Rivera (within shouting distance of this marker); Nora Naranjo-Morse (within shouting distance of this marker); Cardinal Direction Marker: North (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Nora Naranjo-Morse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in The National Mall.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 24, 2022. It was originally submitted on November 22, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 224 times since then and 14 times this year. Last updated on February 16, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 3, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Nov. 26, 2022