Astronomical is an online project created during a period of restricted movement that charts a route through the city of York across a year. Taking the Astronomical Clock at York Minster as a starting point - both as inspiration and its physical location - the virtual path moves through the city, moving incrementally away from the centre point of the Minster and ending up in orbit somewhere out on the city's ring road.
Astronomical Clocks act as timepieces for solar time as well as sidereal time (the system used to locate celestial objects), with a sidereal day being 4 minutes shorter than a solar day. This anomaly accounts for 1 degree of spin on the Earth's axis, and the project's trajectory will reflect a movement of that amount each day in relation to the Minster (ultimately a full rotation), whilst travelling outward towards the city's edge.
The project will consist of 360 posts on Instagram charting the route through photography, textual anecdote, found images, and predicated celestial events; our offerings to a daily 'lost' 4 minutes.