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Sundial 231
State/Province:  New Jersey Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Combination Condition:  Good
Latitude:   40° 16.077' N Longitude:   74° 46.759' W
Location:
  • The College of New Jersey
    2000 Pennington Rd.
    South of Student Center and north of football field.
    Formerly Trenton State College
 
Description:
  • A combination horizontal and equatorial dial. Stainless steel equatorial ring is 8 feet wide x 10 feet high. Equatorial gnomon extends to cement face of horizontal dial. Bronze plaque provides a table of corrections for EOT and longitude. Identified as the William H. Hausdoerffer Sundial to honor Dr. Hausdoerffer, Class of 1936, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics, Department Chairman, Dean of Men, TSC Athletic Hall of Fame, Alumni Executive Board and adviser to many groups, serving from 1940 to 1979.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: College of New Jersey
  • Designer: Dr. William H. Hausdoerffer, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics, and TSC Sundial Committee
  • Builder:
 

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