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North American Sundial Society

Ionia  

Sundial 629
State/Province:  New York Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Vertical Condition:  Good
Latitude:   42° 55.8' N Longitude:   77° 30.0' W
Location:
  • Marion and Max Farash Center for Observational Astronomy
    Wolk Observatory Building
    Located at a dark sky site just west of the city of Ionia, NY on Route 64.
 
Description:
  • A 16 x 6 foot wood and steel vertical dial on the south wall of the Louis S. Wolk Observatory at the Marion and Max Farash Center for Observational Astronomy. Dial declines 16.3° W of S. Dial displays EDT with longitude correction. Pedestrian and equine access is unrestricted but vehicular traffic is limited to members.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: Rochester Academy of Science, Astronomy Section
  • Designer: Frank Bov
  • Builder: Frank Bov
  • Construction Date: June, 2005