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Grand Forks  

Sundial: 282
State/Province:  North Dakota Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Armillary Sphere Condition:  Good
  Latitude and Longitude: 47° 55.208' N  97° 04.309' W
Location:
  • Univ. of North Dakota, south of University Drive. Just off walkway connecting Merrifield and Gillette Education buildings.
 
Description:
  • A large brass and cast iron armillary dial with full equatorial and equinoctial colure rings, two tropic rings and Arctic and Antarctic circle rings. The sphere is tilted so the gnomon rod points to celestial north pole. On the gnomon is a nodus for casting the noon day shadow on a plate with an engraved analemma. The whole armillary is mounted simply on a short four-legged stand.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: University of North Dakota
  • Gift of Robert D. Campbell Foundation
  • Designer:
  • Builder: A. Turler & Co.
  • Construction Date: 1966
 
References:
  • IAPS Listing, May 95

Last Revised: 2020-07-26 14:18

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