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Goldendale  

Sundial 242
State/Province:  Washington Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Equatorial Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   45° 50.339' N Longitude:   120° 49.901' W
Location:
  • From central Goldendale, take N. Columbus Avenue to Goldendale Observatory State Park. The dial is mounted on a large boulder on the Northwest end of the Goldendale Observatory close to the Solar Telescope Building.
 
Description:
  • The sundial has a 53-inch semicircular steel equatorial ring and is 18-inches wide. The 18-inch rod gnomon is suspended above the dial by two horizontal rods. A small cross-bar in the middle of the gnomon acts as a nodus for telling the date. A mechanical adjustment allows for the equation of time correction. The dial is mounted on a large boulder on the Northwest end of the Goldendale Observatory close to the Solar Telescope Building.

    The sundial was refurbished during the period December 2015 through January 2016.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: Washington State Parks
  • Designer: John Marshall and Stephen R. Stout
  • Builder:
  • Construction Date: 1982
 

Last Revised: 2016-1-21-14:00