Sundial: 242
State/Province:  Washington Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Cylindrical Dial Condition:  Good
  Latitude and Longitude: 45° 50.344 N  120° 48.963' W
  • From central Goldendale, take N. Columbus Avenue to Goldendale Observatory State Park.

    The dial was mounted on a large boulder on the Northwest end of the Observatory. It is now located on the North wall of the parking lot, west ward 3/4 length of the lot away from the observatory
  • The sundial has a 53-inch semicircular steel equatorial ring and is 18-inches wide. The 18-inch rod gnomon is suspended above the dial by two horizontal rods. A small cross-bar in the middle of the gnomon acts as a nodus for telling the date. A mechanical adjustment allows for the equation of time correction. The dial is mounted on a large boulder on the Northwest end of the Goldendale Observatory close to the Solar Telescope Building.

    The sundial was refurbished during the period December 2015 through January 2016. Then during other observatory updates it was moved to the edge of the parking lot (2022)
General Information:
  • Owner: Washington State Parks
  • Designer: John Marshall and Stephen R. Stout
  • Builder:
  • Construction Date: 1982

Last Revised: 2022-07-19 20:30