The Phoenix Astronomical Society is building Stonehenge Aotearoa to generate interest in science. Due to open on June 5 2004, the henge will create an astronomical calendar for the southern skies.
The henge stones will mark the daily rise and set positions of the sun, moon and bright stars. It will also form a Polynesian star compass marking the bearings taken by Polynesian sailors to and from Aotearoa. [Via Wired News]