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North American Sundial Society

Casper  

Sundial 367
State/Province:  Wyoming Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Condition:  Fair
Latitude:   42° 48' N Longitude:   106° 20' W
Location:
  • Casper Planetarium
 
Description:
  • The horizontal dial is a bronze circle 13.4 inches in diameter with raised lines and numbers and mounted on an iron plate on a pedestal of green stone. The angle of the gnomon is roughly 20 degrees, and the hour lines are designed for a latitude of about 22 deg, clearly not designed for Casper's latitude of 43 deg N. See "Sightings" in NASS Compendium Vol. 6 No. 4, Dec 1999. Pedestal is of the same green stone as the Planetarium building.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Casper Planetarium
  • "In loving memory of J.V. Carson" by the Kiwanis Club, 1966
  • Designer:
  • Builder:
  • Construction Date: 1966
 
References:
  • NASS Compendium Vol. 6 No. 4 p. 10, Dec 1999