Sundial: 448
State/Province:  Alberta Country:  Canada
Dial Type:  Equatorial Dial Condition:  Excellent
  Latitude and Longitude: 51° 2.821' N  114° 5.342' W
  • Calgary Science Center
    701 11th Street
    Telus World of Science entrance
  • A steel and brass equatorial dial 49 inches in diameter. The dial simulates an armillary sphere with two crossed semi-circles in a modernistic sculpture. There is a slot in the gnomon that projects a sun line and corrects for the equation of time; the gnomon is turned over at the solstice. Fine adjustments are required near the solstice to show correct clock time (MST). Dial built as a Canadian Centennial Project.
    Now relocated to a mid-level landing on the entrance stairs but not correctly aligned, producing a 48 minute error.
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: City of Calgary
  • Inscribed, "Donated to the citizens of Calgary by the Canadian Labour Movement under the auspices of the Calgary Labour Council, 1 July 1967"
  • Designer: Oldrich
  • Builder:
  • Construction Date: Jul-67