Vertical Sundial How-to Workshop

Date: Aug 1, 2023

Time: 10:00 AM

Location: Park in lower lot and follow signs

Registration: Free. Donations to the Arboretum always gratefully accepted.

Geoff Miller, builder of the vertical sundial at Landis Arboretum, will be presenting the methodology for constructing a vertical sundial, so that you can make one for the location of your choice. The beautiful dial at Landis is mounted on the south wall of their barn, photo below. It includes month & day. I recommend bringing your lunch as well as drinks in case the workshop is longer than 2 hours. If you don’t know the arboretum grounds there are hundreds of acres and 15 miles of trails. For more information on the Landis vertical sundial, check out this article in our Newsletter. Please circulate to others who might be interested!

Please call or email Sarah Johnston (518-332-2426 if you plan to attend.

The presenter recommends “Sundials: their theory and construction,” by Albert E Waugh. It’s a great book that includes history, charts and equations. In the back is a section on how, including photos of a young boy scout cutting out a wooden gnomon. Used copies are available for about $8 on the web.

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