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North American Sundial Society

Chicago  

Sundial 223
State/Province:  Illinois Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Equatorial Condition:  
Latitude:   41° 52' N Longitude:   87° 36' W
Location:
  • NW of Adler Planetarium
    At the east end of Solidarity Dr.
 
Description:
  • Henry Moore Sundial Sculpture: 13 foot bronze equatorial dial built in 1980. Two bronze semicircles, one set inside and at right angles to the other, form the main elements. A slim rod runs from one end of the outer semicircle to the other end and its shadow on the inner semicircle below marks the time of day. EOT correction is provided.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Adler Planetarium
  • Man Enters the Cosmos/ This sundial sculpture created by/ Henry Moore and commissioned by/ the Trustees of the F. F. Ferguson/ Monument Fund is erected in recognition of the revolutionary program of space exploration/ which was launched in the second/ half of the twentieth century,/ making it possible for man to/ land on the moon and to/ send probes to send/ probes to Mercury, Venus, Mars/ Jupiter and Saturn. / -May 1980-
  • Designer: Henry Spencer Moore
  • Builder:
  • Construction Date: 1980
 
References: Web Links:
  • IAPS Listing Guide to Chicago's Public Sculpture, Ira J. Bach & Mary L. Gray, Univ. of Chicago Press, 1983, p.17