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North American Sundial Society

Grand Forks  

Sundial 282
State/Province:  North Dakota Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Armillary Condition:  
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Location:
  • Univ. of North Dakota, Campus Mall, East side behind Merrifield Hall
    Grand Forks
 
Description:
  • A large brass and cast iron armillary dial with full equatorial and equinoctial colure rings, two tropic rings and Arctic and Antarctic circle rings. The sphere is tilted so the central gnomon points to celestial north and is mounted in a four-legged stand. The gnomon includes a nodus that casts a shadow on a plate with engraved date analemma.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: University of North Dakota
  • Gift of Robert D. Campbell Foundation
  • Designer:
  • Builder: A. Turler & Co.
  • Construction Date: 1966
 
References:
  • IAPS Listing, May 95