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Windsor  

Sundial 639
State/Province:  Ontario Country:  Canada
Dial Type:  Vertical Condition:  Good
Latitude:   42° 17.7' N Longitude:   83° 01.4' W
Location:
  • Jackson Park
    Ouellette Avenue at Tecumseh Road East
    Windsor
 
Description:
  • Two vertical bronze-on-masonry dials on adjacent faces upper faces of a square, 25 foot high tower. Dial faces are aligned approximately SE and SW. A bronze armillary sphere is placed atop the tower. The tower and sundials were designed and built by the Windsor Polish community and dedicated in the Windsor centennial year in memory of M. Kopernik (Copernicus).
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: City of Windsor
  • ASTORLABIUM & SUNDIAL OF M. KOPERNIK (COPERNICUS) 1473-1543
    "FATHER OF MODERN ASTRONOMY"
    POLISH ASTRONOMER OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CRACOW WHO CALCULATED THE BASIC
    FUNDAMENTALS OF MODERN ASTRONOMY IN HIS WORK "DE REVOLUTIONIBUS ORBIUM CELESTIUM" 1543
  • Designer: Col. Jan Jazwinski P.E.
  • Builder: Czester Sadowiski
  • Construction Date: July, 1954