Portland Maine WCSH Channel 6 presents local and national news and the usual sports, weather and traffic. But on a recent 207 broadcast, they reported an invasion ... an invasion of sundialists coming to Portland, Maine for their annual conference and their search for a dial made over a century ago by Albert Crehore that might still be somewhere in Portland. The dialists went to all corners - the Baxter Sundial, the many dials at Bowdoin College, the Falmouth Library Armillary, and the Osher Map Library.
During the international conference with attendees from US, Canada, United Kingdom, and Brazil papers were presented and topics discussed from astrolabes to a 3D printed digital sundial. Members of the North American Sundial Society (NASS) take the art and science of sundials very seriously and will convene next year in Saint Louis to watch the total solar eclipse.