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Oberlin  

Sundial 219
State/Province:  Ohio Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Vertical Condition:  Removed
Latitude:   Longitude:  
Location:
  • Oberlin College, S wall of Wright Physics Laboratory just to the left of the heliostat window
 
Description:
  • Once, high on the physics building south wall was a student made vertical dial. The 5'x8.5' resin coated particle board made by Mark Kearns in 1979 had curved hour lines to account for the equation of time, declination of wall, and offset from standard meridian. This dial has not been on display for some time. Perhaps some student would create a new dial. The brick wall is an excellent location.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: Oberlin College
  • Designer: Mark Kearns
  • Builder: Mark Kearns
  • Construction Date: 1977
 
References:
  • Sky & Telescope, March 79, p.245.