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North American Sundial Society

Toronto  

Sundial: 364
State/Province:  Ontario Country:  Canada
Dial Type:  Equatorial Dial Condition:  Good
  Latitude and Longitude: 49° 39.610' N  79° 23.687' W
Location:
  • University of Toronto
 
Description:
  • The face of this equatorial dial is an arc of a sphere 2 meters in diameter. A nodus on the polar gnomon casts a shadow indicating solar declination. Aligned with the dial is a 15 meter meridian line which passes through the site of the transit instrument of the former Toronto Observatory.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: University of Toronto
  • Dedicated to Sandford Fleming, a pioneer in the establishment of Standard Time.
  • Designer: Prof. Ian Dalton
  • Builder:
  • Construction Date: 1993
 
References:
  • NASS Compendium, Vol. 3, No. 3, Sept 1996

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