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Sundial 540
State/Province:  New Jersey Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   40° 06' N Longitude:   74° 14' W
Location:
  • Georgian Court University
    Discovery Garden
    Arts & Science Building
 
Description:
  • A horizontal dial of cast brass or bronze with a 2-foot diameter dial face showing hours in Roman and Arabic numerals. Coordinates and EOT corrections are shown as is the university motto, "Georgian Court: Bonitas, Disciplina, Scientia." Sundial face is also the sun in a scale model of the solar system, with the planets depicted in brass plaques placed at to-scale distances.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Georgian Court University
  • Georgian Court: Bonitas, Disciplina, Scientia
  • Designer: Colonial Brass
  • Builder: Colonial Brass
  • Construction Date: 2004