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Colorado Springs  

Sundial 570
State/Province:  Colorado Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Equatorial Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   39° 10' N Longitude:   104° 47' W
Location:
  • Earth & Sky Plaza at Discovery Canyon School
    1810 North Gate Blvd.
    Colorado Springs
    Colorado
 
Description:
  • A 4 inch thick rose granite equatorial dial with a triangular dial face 60 inches on a side. A 70 inch long gnomon rod holds a 6 inch diameter spherical bronze nodus showing Earth as seen from space placed so that the Earth's axis is on the gnomon axis. The dial face shows solar noon and the dateline shows the date at solar noon and the equation of time. The granite plates are set 4 inches into concrete.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Colorado Springs Academy School District 20
  • "Earth and Sky" and spiral logo of school.
  • Designer: John Carmichael
  • Builder: Chris Coulter, Erickson Monuments
  • Construction Date: 27-Jul-06
 

Last Revised: 7/23/2011 11:17