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Sundial 192
State/Province:  California Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Armillary Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   40° 52' N Longitude:   124° 05' W
Location:
  • Humboldt State University in front of the library
 
Description:
  • Armillary dial with horizon ring 4 ft. 4.5 in. diameter designed by Ken Lynch. Dial is made of brass and horizon ring has signs of the zodiac on it. Mounted at ground level with a separate plaque with Equation of Time. After the dial was installed the university ordered the point on the end of the gnomon sawed off. It was feared that someone might become impaled on it. Gift of Harvy S. Kieval, Professor Emeritus - Math.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Humboldt State Univ.
  • 'He is happiest who has the power to gain wisdom hour by hour. H.S.K.'
  • Designer: Ken Lynch
  • Builder:
  • Construction Date: 1983