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Juneau  

Sundial 454
State/Province:  Alaska Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Analemmatic Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   58° 18' N Longitude:   134° 24' W
Location:
  • 500 S. Franklin St. near the tram terminal
 
Description:
  • Painted on a downtown sidewalk is an analemmatic sundial for public use. The 25 x 20 foot sundial was organized as a community project. Eden Orelove, niece of designer Michael Orelove said, "We wanted to get as many school classes and local volunteer organizations involved as possible." Groups were invited to join the project by painting the hourly numbers. Two concentric ring of numbers are used to indicate both standard and daylight saving time, which extends from 4 am to 10 pm.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Juneau Alaska Community Sundial
  • Inscribed on the sidewalk is the motto, "The Time is Now"
  • Designer: Michael Orelove, project timekeeper
  • Builder: Community Organizations of Juneau Alaska
  • Construction Date: 21-Jun-01
 
References:
  • The Juneau Empire Newspaper, Monday June 11, 2001 vol. 90, No. 138. Picture on first page under the banner "Calling upon the sun" shows the center of the dial and a volunteer painting a nearby hour number.