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Hastings  

Sundial 640
State/Province:  Minnesota Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Analemmatic Condition:  Excellentc
Latitude:   44° 44.4' N Longitude:   92° 52.2' W
Location:
  • Hastings Middle School
    1000 11th Street West
    Hastings, MN 55033
 
Description:
  • A 5x3 meter analemmatic dial of natural limestone rocks with red flagstone and white limestone for month markers. Arabic hour numerals and month names are sandblasted into the stones. This dial was designed and built as an Eagle Scout project with an original request from the school science teacher, Mr. Rapatz. Roger Bailey of NASS provided technical guidance.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: Hastings Middle School
  • Designer: Austin Vokoun, Paul McDowell (McDoAll Enterprises); technical advisor Roger Bailey
  • Builder: Austin Vokoun, Paul McDowell (McDoAll Enterprises)
  • Construction Date: November, 2008