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Youngstown  

Sundial 720
State/Province:  Ohio Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Equatorial Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   41° 06.276' N Longitude:   80° 38.828' W
Location:
  • At entrance to Ward Beecher Planetarium
    Youngstown State University
    1 University Plaza
    Youngstown
 
Description:
  • A nearly 10 foot high steel equatorial dial with a 30 inch diameter stainless steel hour ring including cut-out diamonds for hour and half-hour marks and Roman hour numerals. The hour ring can be adjusted for EST or EDST and can be set to include longitude correction. The mild steel sculpture has naturally weathered.

    Located outside the YSU Ward Beecher Planetarium, the dial is dedicated to the memory of Richard Pirko, long-time planetarium engineer and show producer, whose dream was to have a sundial outside the planetarium. A nearby bronze plaque dedicates the dial.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Youngstown State University
  • This sundial is dedicated in memory of Richard Pirko 1952-2008
    Planetarium Engineer and Show Producer, Educator, Scientist, Inventor, Aviator 2010
  • Designer: Tony Armeni
  • Builder: Tony Armeni
  • Construction Date: 2010
 

Last Revised: 7/23/2011 11:15