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Sundial 927
State/Province:  British Columbia Country:  Canada
Dial Type:  Analemmatic Condition:  Excellent
Latitude:   49° 15.700' N Longitude:   123° 13.967' W
Location:
  • Norma Rose Point Elementary School, 5488 Ortona Road, Vancouver. The school has no public parking and is on the University Endowment Lands so it can be difficult to find parking nearby during the working week. The school is a short walk from the nearest bus stop, which is served b
 
Description:
  • The analemmatic sundial is laid within a 15-foot circle of light red concrete, set in the middle of a large grey concrete concourse on the south side of the school. Hour points are marked by 4-inch bronze disks embedded in the concrete; the declination scale is made of embedded tiles. The scale is red in part and blue in part, denoting the summer and winter periods. Correspondingly, each hour point hour is labeled twice; red for Daylight Saving Time and in blue for Standard Time. The dial incorporates a longitude correction for the time zone, and features Sunrise & Sunset Markers ("Bailey Points"). All labels were hand-painted by students - a deliberate measure intended to require occasional repainting and hence continued student engagement and involvement with the dial over the years.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: Norma Rose Point Elementary School
  • Designer: Brian Albinson
  • Builder: Contractor responsible for the new school buildings
  • Construction Date: 2016
 

Last Revised: 2018-10-08 18:08