Sundial: 343
State/Province:  Nova Scotia Country:  Canada
Dial Type:  Armillary Sphere Condition:  Excellent
  Latitude and Longitude: 44° 138.613' N  63° 34.478' W
  • In front of the Medjuck Architectural Building
    (containing the Dalhousie University School of Architecture)
    5410 Spring Garden Road
    Halifax, NS
  • This armillary sphere, made of steel and brass, is approximately 2 meters tall. The dial is the result of a collaboration between students from the 1997 Industrial Engineering class of the Technical University of Nova Scotia (now called DAL TECH) and a local shipbuilding firm who did the construction. The theme of industrial engineering is reflected in the cogwheel-like metal rings used in the construction. Initials of every classmate are punched into the cogs. On the plinth is the Equation of Time.
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: DAL TECH
  • Inscribed "What is this life, if full of care, we have no time to stand and stare? W.H. Davies"
  • Designer: Andrew Wells and students of the Industrial Engineering Class of '97
  • Builder: Halifax Shipyard, Limited
  • Construction Date: Feb-97

Last Revised: 2022-05-16 15:55