Sundials - World's Oldest Clocks

North American Sundial Society

College Park  

Sundial 260
State/Province:  Maryland Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Condition:  Very Good - Gnomon is curved
Latitude:   38° 59' 09" N Longitude:   76° 56' 34" W
Location:
  • Univ. of Maryland Campus
    At the middle of the green between McKeldin Library and Main Administration Bldg.
 
Description:
  • Very large horizontal dial 25 foot in diameter. Concrete dial with bronze gnomon 6' 6" high at tip. Has hour markers on raised circular slab. Metal disc with university seal in center of pierced gnomon. Adjacent graph provided correction for both EOT and mean/standard time differences. Due north or gnomon are shadow markers for date of year. Relocated May 1991 to present site.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: University of Maryland
  • The time spent learning lasts a lifetime
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  • Construction Date: 1965
 
References:
  • Geo. McDowell, Ten Sundials in Maryland, #1.