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Sundial 379
State/Province:  Michigan Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Vertical Condition:  Under Renovation
Latitude:   42° 30' N Longitude:   83° W
Location:
  • The transit house atop the roof level observation deck of Historic Sherzer Observatory at Eastern Michigan University
 
Description:
  • A 10x15 foot vertical wall dial. On a stucco wall, the dial is tile with an aluminum gnomon. This dial atop Sherzer observatory is scheduled for repainting and renumbering. A new and larger brass gnomon is in the works as well. The newer campus landmark is visible from as far away as Wasahtenaw Avenue.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: Eastern Michigan University
  • Designer: Dr. Jon K Wooley
  • Builder: Thad Wheatley
  • Construction Date: 1996