Installation of Augustana Pendulum

The pendulum project was recently installed at Augustana University. Located in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the University now houses this new Foucault pendulum inside the Froiland Science Complex. Tucked into a three story stairwell, the pendulum features a multi-level, 16-color terrazzo floor inside the pendulum pit. But the real acrobatics happened with the installation of the pendulum itself and the slinky-like “hoop cone” that surrounds the pendulum’s swinging cable. The project is a collaboration with artist Scott Parsons, a member of the Augustana faculty.