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Sundial 781
State/Province:  Alberta Country:  Canada
Dial Type:  Analemmatic Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   51° 04.928' N Longitude:   114° 06.862' W
Location:
  • Ecole Banff Trail School
    North side of school yard
    3232 Cochrane Road NW
    Calgary
 
Description:
  • A school yard 6 by 4 meter analemmatic dial of pigmented concrete. The Sunclocks registered design has two hour ellipses, the outer one for standard time, the inner one for daylight saving time. The zodiac table is larger for the fall and winter periods so the design is really two sundials in one. Longitude correction is included. The plaque provides instructions in French and English and notes the dial marks the 50th anniversary of Ecole Banff Trail.

    The plaque instruction to stand on the current month is misleading; the user should straddle the dial centerline to avoid an offset error.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: Ecole Banff Trail School
  • Designer: Douglas Hunt of Sunclocks
  • Builder:
  • Construction Date: 2009
 
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Last Revised: 6/15/2013 10:06