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Auburn  

Sundial 690
State/Province:  Maine Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Point in Space Condition:  Good
Latitude:   44° 5.4' N Longitude:   70° 8.4' W
Location:
  • Auburn Land Lab, a learning center within the Auburn School Dept.
    Auburn
 
Description:
  • A point-in-space dial painted on an asphalt parking lot using the tip of a vertical light pole as the gnomon. Dial face includes hour lines, solstice and equinox lines and a compass rose showing true north direction. Markings include an analemma on the noon line with monthly marks. The dial is used as a teaching tool with formal lessons for students. The dial was designed using calculations from Naval Observatory.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: Auburn School Department
  • Designer: Jim Chandler
  • Builder: Jim Chandler and Auburn Public Works Dept.
  • Construction Date: Sept. 2009; repainted 2010
 

Last Revised: 7/23/2011 11:15