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Houston  

Sundial 683
State/Province:  Texas Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Equatorial/Armillary Condition:  Fair
Latitude:   29° 43.081' N Longitude:   95° 23.830' W
Location:
  • Rice University
    6100 University Drive
    North of Cohen House
 
Description:
  • A 32 inch partial armillary of anodized aluminum and steel with wide equatorial and horizon rings and with equinoctial colure, Arctic and Antarctic circle rings. The gnomon includes an aperture to project a solar image on the wide equatorial ring, which includes EOT corrections, graphic for date determination and Zodiacal symbols. Reverse of gnomon aperture includes the university crest. Horizon ring graphic shows time of sunrise/sunset throughout the year. Dial is partially shaded by surrounding trees. Dial sits on an approximately 4 foot high polished granite pedestal
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Rice University
  • "COHEN HOUSE SUNDIAL
    DEDICATED XIV NOVEMBER MCMLXV"
    With instructions
  • Designer:
  • Builder: Gubelin Swiss
  • Construction Date: 1965