MoMath Winter Solstice Event: Thursday Dec 21 NYC
This year's Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, will be celebrated in New York City by the Museum of Math aka
. The photos above show the 2016 and 2015 celebrations.
This year's work, Solstice Spirals, is a
Fibonacci-inspired design (based on the work of John Edmark). According to MoMath "Every piece is exactly the same shape as every other piece, but each consecutive piece is slightly different in size. Start with the tiniest piece and see how quickly the pieces grow as we use the golden angle to build the very same pattern found in sunflowers, pinecones, and roses. Don't miss your chance to participate in building this kinetic sculpture and bring your camera - you won't want to miss this beautiful mathematical photo op."