1999_LoomisChaffeeDial_WinsorThis year’s NASS conference was held in Hartford, CT with 50 attendees.  There were many presenters from sculptor and sundial designer Robert Adzema to Mike Shaw, one of four attendees from the UK.  There were many interesting dials on display, including Fritz Stumpges “Solar Flair” dial, Larry Bohlayer’s “Sun Vial, Bill Gottesman’s Spiral Sundial, Mac Oglesby’s shadow plane dial, Mayall’s Cube dial at CIGNA, Waugh’s pillar dial at University of Connecticut, and Judy Young’s “Sunwheel” stone alignment circle at University of Massachusetts in Amherst.  Tom Kreyche presented a paper describing his computer program to update and expand NASS’s Dialist’s Companion software while Sara Schechner discussed the interrelation of sundials, time and Christianity, drawing upon many European cathedrals that served as giant meridian sundials.  As with a number of previous conferences, it rained or was sunless for much of the Saturday sundial tour.

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