Sundials - World's Oldest Clocks

North American Sundial Society

Grand Rapids  

Sundial: 892
State/Province:  Michigan Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Analemmatic Condition:  Good
  Latitude:   42° 58.800' N Longitude: 85° 35.100' W
  • Dial is located inside Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park in the Children's Garden. The dial overlooks the Great Lakes exhibit.
  • The brightly colored analemmatic dial is approx 10.5 feet in diameter, surrounded by a ring of alternating red and white concrete with cardinal points. Time marks are set in a ring of black concrete, with large engraved hour numbers. Time is adjusted for daylight saving time.[Note that to tell time correctly, the time marks should be set on an ellipse.] The walkway for standing to cast your shadow has monthly names impressed into the concrete.
General Information:
  • Owner: Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park
  • Designer:
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Last Revised: 2018-01-07 22:54