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Hillsborough  

Sundial 504
State/Province:  New Jersey Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Gnomonic Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   40° 31' 48" N Longitude:   74° 36 W
Location:
  • The sundial is located behind Sunnymead Elementary School (55 Sunnymead Road, Hillsborough, NJ).
 
Description:
  • A gnomonic horizontal dial constructed in bright colors on a 20 by 14 foot concrete pad. The gnomon is a vertical steel pipe 1 meter tall with a small nodus at the top. Hour lines are marked within summer and winter solstice and equatorial lines. The dial is marked with both standard and daylight local solar time. The noon line is complemented by its analemma with the months labeled. The sundial is used by Sunnymead School to aid in the science curriculum. The sundial was designed and created by Michael Folsom-Kovarik as an Eagle Scout project. Construction began on July 20, 2002 and ended on June 28, 2003. Michael was approached by Paul Stockman (the Home and School Association's treasurer) with the idea of building a sundial at Sunnymead School. Michael then came up with the design (made to keep the sundial as a useful teaching tool for the entire school day no matter what time of year) and location. After a year and a half from planning to completion, Sunnymead Elementary has a working and accurate sundial!
 
General Information:
  • Owner:
  • Designer: Michael Folsom-Kovarik
  • Builder: Michael Folsom-Kovarik
  • Construction Date: 3-Jun