Over 15 Years of The Compendium

Four times a year since 1994 The North American Sundial Society has published The Compendium.  Below is the Table of Contents for all issues of The Compendium.  You may get a CD of with all the content of these issues by purchasing The Repository CD.



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Posted: Tuesday, 22 February 2011 21:40

2014

Volume 21, Number 3, September 2014

  • Sundials for Starters- Ancient Alexandria Alignment -  Robert L. Kellogg
  • Uffenbach’s Zeitweiser Published 1598 – Reinhard Folk
  • Still A Method (#11) For The Horizontal Sundial – Alessandro Gunella
  • The Sundial Potter – Potter Craig
  • TriSph: The Gnomonist’s Swiss Army Knife – Yvon Massé
  • Lusby Taylor’s Mean Time Dial – Rolf Wieland
  • Hollow Sphere And Hollow Cone Sundials – Part 1 – Ortwin Feustel
  • Jonas’ Dial – Jacob Abbott (1839)
  • Digital Bonus…
         TriSph Program – Spherical Triangle Solver - Yvon Massé
         Spherical Trigonometry – Daniel A. Murray 1906
         US Patent 7,114,262 B2 Andrews  “Sundial with Standard Time Display
         Oct 3, 2006
  • The Tove’s Nest

Volume 21, Number 2, June 2014

  • Maeterlinck On Sundials - Maurice Maeterlinck (1906)
  • Sundials for Starters- Outreach - Robert L. Kellogg
  • Wandering-Gnomon Sundial Design - Fred Sawyer
  • The Last Schilt Heliochronometer - Fred Sawyer
  • The Schilt Criterion - Alessandro Gunella
  • A Note On Schilt’s Theorem - Willy Leenders
  • Locating The Schilt Point - Fred Sawyer
  • City Of Sundials - Gisborne Herald
  • Creating Large Curved And Linear Figures On The Ground - Arthur L. Kaufman
  • Digital Bonus
         Wandering Gnomon 2013 Conference – Fred Sawyer
         Analemmatic Sundial Project 2013 Conference – Robert L. Kellogg
         Two Projects 2013 Conference – Bill Gottesman
         Duration – Counting the Sunny Hours 2013 Conference – Roger Bailey
  • Sciothericum Telescopicum (excerpt) - William Molyneux (1686)
  • Sundials For Indicating Ultraviolet Exposure - Jeffrey L. Kretsch
  • Declining & Inclining Sundials – An Unusual Approach - Ortwin Feustel
  • The Tove’s Nest

Volume 21, Number 1, March 2014

  • Sundials for Starters – Concrete Ideas  - Robert L. Kellogg
  • Book Notices… - Fred Sawyer
  • A Beautiful Spiral Dial in Québec - André E. Bouchard
  • New Method Of Setting Sundials – An Improvement - Rolf Wieland
  • A Shepherd’s Azimuth Dial - Frank B. Herty
  • Deducing The Equation Of Time - Thomas R. Hughes, Jr.
  • Some Generalized Analemmatic Sundials - Bernard Rouxel
  • Solar Sculpture Sighting… Near The Oakland Airport - Thomas R. Hughes, Jr.
  • Build A Vertical Declining Dial - Alessandro Gunella
  • Saint Hildevert In England - Fred Sawyer
  • Digital Bonus
          Determining the Equation of Time – Hughes
          Design and Construction of an Equatorial Dial – McCarthy
          My Pilgrimage To Quitsato – Grant
          Maymont Dial - Woodbury
  • The Tove’s Nest

2013

Volume 20, Number 4, December 2013

  • Sundials for Starters – The Analemma   - Robert L. Kellogg
  • New Method Of Setting Sun-Dials - Time’s Telescope (1824)
  • The Obelisk Of Augustus – Part II  - Paolo Albèri-Auber
  • Sundials From Toroids - Stephen Luecking
  • Some New Bifilar Sundials - Bernard Rouxel
  • Sundial Hunting - Montgomery/McDavid
  • Digital Bonus
          Retrospective (Powerpoint) - Bailey
          Noon Mark (Powerpoint) - Clark
          Devon Dialling Miscellany - Jenkins
          Toroid Dials (Powerpoint) – Luecking
          Solargraph Update (Powerpoint) – Paque
          Mean Time Instruments (Powerpoint) - Parsons
  • A Particular Kind Of Altitude Dial - Alessandro Gunella
  • Inscription For A Sun-Dial - W.C. Harvey (1819)
  • Conical Sundial Of The Archaeological Museum of Athens - Panou, Theodossiou, et al.
  • Holbein’s Clock Salt - Fred Sawyer
  • The Tove’s Nest
  • A Solargraph – October 24 2012 - Art Paque

Volume 20, Number 3, September 2013

  • Sundials for Starters – New Technology – Robert L. Kellogg
  • Mathematical Analysis Of The Globe Sundial of Prosymna – Ortwin Feustel
  • A NASS Sun Compass Flick Book – Frank King
  • An Analemmatic Sundial Project – Susan Leimbach
  • Love And The Sundial – Thomas Moore (1829)
  • A Parting Wish – Yale Lit (1884)
  • Bainbridge Island Sundial – Sundials.org
  • The Obelisk Of Augustus And Its Meridian Line – Paolo Albèri-Auber
  • When A Sundial Beats The Mechanical Clock – Martins Gills
  • Sightings… An Ailing Analemma           Jeffery Kretsch
  • Digital Bonus
King2013SunCompass.ppt (Power Point File of Frank’s talk at NASS Conference)
King2013SunCompass.pdf (PDF version of Frank’s talk plus script)
King2013NASSat20FB.pdf (flick book of 53 sun compasses for NASS 20th anniversary)
Zipped letter and postscript file explaining how the flick book is created)
Middleton1904letter.pdf (copy of E.C. Middleton’s 1904 letter)
Middleton1913UseofDiallingScales.pdf (Middleton instructions for dialing scales)
Middleton1896SundialsofWarwickshire.pdf (Middleton study of sundials)
US01289837Love.pdf (US Patent to C.D. Love, 1918)
US01396937Love.pdf (US Patent to C.D. Love, 1921)
000033_4.pdf (Fabio Savian’s animated 3D pdf of a conical sundial)
  • C.D. Love’s Roadside Sundials – Fred Sawyer
  • Ephemera: An Offer Of Assistance From E.C. Middleton – Fred Sawyer
  • Horizontal Layout #10 -  Alessandro Gunella
  • The Tove’s Nest
  • Love And The Sundial. Duet.    - Thomas Moore (1829) Cover

Volume 20, Number 2, June 2013

  • Sundials for Starters – Dials In The Landscape - Robert L. Kellogg
  • A Trans-Atlantic Sundial from a “Hollandaise Source” – Tony Moss
  • Atmospheric Refraction And Sundials – Gianni Ferrari
  • A Mobile Gnomonic Tool For Android Devices – Gianpiero Casalegno
  • Sister Sundials Reunited In Peoria, Illinois! – James Ludwig
  • Digital Bonus
             Daniel Faversham Noon Mark Sundial Layout
             King Presentation on Leap Years
             Moss Presentation Trans-Atlantic Sundial
             NASS Cambridge Registration
  • A Universal Sundial Presented By Johannes Gaupp – Helmut Sonderegger
  • The Sun-Dial – M’Cready Sykes
  • Sightings … In The Desert – Peter Mantarakis
  • Ephemera – A Thank You Letter from William Cowper – Fred Sawyer
  • Horizontal Layout 9 - Alessandro Gunella
  • The Tove’s Nest

Volume 20, Number 1, March 2013

  • Sundials for Starters – Art in Placing The Gnomon - Robert L. Kellogg
  • Non Numero Nisi Serenas - Gertrude Hoey
  • Parallel Time - Peggy Gunnerson
  • A Reflective Reflected Sundial - Silvio Magnani
  • Tracking Elihu Yale’s Sundial - Fred Sawyer
  • Using The Sun To Survey Long Straight Lines - Arthur L. Kaufman
  • Quiz Answer: Nicole’s Meridian - Fred Sawyer
  • Digital Bonus
  • Sundial Plaza/Cranmer Park Endangered - Colorado Preservation
  • An Hours To Sunset Vertical Analemmatic Sundial - Mac Oglesby
  • Horizontal Layout 8 - Alessandro Gunella
  • An EOT App For Android Platforms - Don Snyder
  • The Tove’s Nest

2012

Volume 19, Number 4, December 2012

  • Sundials for Starters – A Moving Earth - Robert L. Kellogg
  • Quiz Answer: The Houseman’s Trick - Kosmala & Wieland
  • Quiz: Nicole’s Meridian - Fred Sawyer
  • Two Sundials In Nichephoros - K. Kordosis et al.
  • The Meridian Instrument At Griffith Observatory II - Bohannan & Norris
  • The Shimel-Hyams Sundial - Robert Adzema
  • The Phenomenon Of Sunlight In Rose Windows - Rafael Soler Gayà
  • A Ramp Walking Sundial - Mac Oglesby
  • The Culmination Sundial - Ortwin Feustel
  • Digital Bonus
  • Sharpen Your Knives Using The Science Of Sundials - Bill Gottesman
  • Horizontal Layout 7 - Fred Sawyer
  • The Tove’s Nest
  • Sawyer Dialing Prize Certificate to Frank King

Volume 19 Number 3, September 2012

  • Sundials for Starters – A Simple Equatorial Dial – Robert L. Kellogg
  • Quiz: The Houseman’s Trick – Kosmala & Wieland
  • The Meridian Instrument at Griffith Observaory – Bohannan & Norris
  • A Compact Indoor Reflection Sundial – Egan & Kellogg
  • An Eclipse Sundial – Bill Gottesman
  • Projected Refraction Sundials with Ambigram – Fred Sawyer
  • The Sphere of Matelica – Alessandro Gunella
  • Horizontal Layout 6 – Fred Sawyer
  • Henry Moore Sundial In Germany – Rolf Wieland
  • The Tove’s Nest
  • Digital Bonus – Maps, Sundials in Mallorca, Ambigrams and More

Volume 19 Number 2, June 2012

  • Sundials for Starters – Oldest Dials - Robert L. Kellogg
  • Horizontal Layout 5 - Patrick Powers
  • Sighting… In Saratoga Springs - Martin & Janet Jenkins
  • Geographic Dials - Alessandro Gunella
  • The Sundial (Poem) - Stephen Coleridge
  • Polyhedral Sundials - Donald Snyder
  • NASS at USASEF - Robert Kellogg
  • Shadow Casting And Lines On Spherical Sundials, Pt. 2 - Ortwin Feustel
  • Inca Gnomons - Arthur L. Kaufman
  • Horiz. Instrument, Thomas Spencer & The Sundicator - Tom Kreyche
  • The Tove’s Nest
  • Digital Bonus: Cartesius 2011 Sundial Design software - Riccardo Anselmi
  • Digital Bonus: Educational Multi-Dial for Schools - Tony Moss
  • Digital Bonus: Patent 2,715,273 "Sundicator" - Determining Direction of Astronomical Bodies - Dodd & Spencer

Volume 19 Number 1, March 2012

  • Sundials for Starters – World’s Largest & Smallest – Robert L. Kellogg
  • Canonical and Antique Hours, and St. Benedict – Frans W. Maes
  • Sundial Sightings… At Kalamazoo Nature Center – Mark Montgomery
  • Quize Answer: The Relocated Equatorial Sundial – Feustel & Wieland
  • A Look at Using a Watch as a Compass – Jeffrey L. Kretsch
  • Daylight Saving Time – C.J. Corliss
  • Two Sundials in Drama, Greece – Theodossiou, et. al.
  • Gnomonic Diversions: A Motorized Sundial – Silvio Magnani
  • The Sundial of Cicero – Massimo Goretti
  • Horizontal Layouts 1-4 – Fred Sawyer
  • The Serendipitous Sundial – Paul Kinion
  • An Equicurvilinear Layout         Francis Reymann
  • The Tove’s Nest
  • Digital Bonus: CadranMulticurv.xls (Francis Reymann), OudemansCurve.pdf (Fred Sawyer), Reflsun.exe (Gianni Ferrari) and Reflsun_Manual.pdf (manual for reflection sundials)

2011

Volume 18 Number 4, December 2011

  • Displaced Sundials – Rolf Wieland
  • Quiz Answer: The Fractured Dial Face – Mac Oglesby
  • A Sundial for Rheticus – Helmut Sonderegger
  • Digital Bonus
  • British Sundial Safari to le Mans, France – Jack Aubert
  • Sun City Sundial Re-dedication – John Carmichael
  • A Stained Glass Spot Dial – Mark Montgomery
  • Shadow Casting and Lines on Spherical Sundials – Part 1 – Ortwin Feustel
  • Quiz: The Relocated Equatorial Sundial – Ortwein Feustel
  • How to Build a Geographic Sundial – Gianpero Casalegno
  • Hour and Date Lines on a Round Tower – Rolf Wieland
  • The Equation of Time from Bender’s Big Score (2007)
  • The Tove’s Nest
  • A Fool’s Errand

Volume 18 Number 3, September 2011

  • Sundials for Starte - Video Potpourri  –  Robert L. Kellogg
  • Further Notes On The Spherical Gnomon Sundial – Hal Brandmaier
  • A Shadow Tubes Model for Spherical Gnomons – Stephen Luecking
  • Quiz Answer: The Shadow of a Pergola – Rolf Wieland
  • Quiz: The Fractured Dial Face – Mac Oglesby
  • Apt Sundial Tour – Roger Bailey
  • Digital Bonus
  • Shadows Cast By a Tilted Circular Disk – Ortwin Feustel
  • The Profile of the Horizon – Gianpiero Casalegno
  • The Oughtred Dial and Scratch Dials – Alessandro Gunella
  • Sundial Sighting… At Indiana University – Mark Montgomery
  • The Tove’s Nest

Volume 18 Number 2, June 2011

  • Sundials for Starters – Penumbral Shadow - Robert L. Kellogg
  • Quiz Answer:  Progressive Sunsets – Bill Gottesman
  • Quiz: The Shadow of a Pergola - Rolf Wieland
  • Declination of the Sun (Approximating Formulae) - Herbert O. Ramp
  • Digital Bonus
  • Developing Ozanam's Map Dial Into A Modern Dial - Bill Gottesman
  • Students Construct Sundials - Mac Oglesby
  • Sundial Sighting ... At Butler University - Mark Montgomery
  • The Sundial On The Bridge - C.M. Paine (1905)
  • Ancient Hour Lines: Italic, Babylonian and Unequal Hours - Alessandro Gunella
  • A Panoramic Sundial - L. Ghia & T. Tasselli
  • How Accurate Are Bernhardt Rollers? - Rolf Wieland
  • Solving A Bifilar Sundial Using Vectors - William D. Horst
  • The Tove's Nest

Volume 18 Number 1, March 2011

  • Sundials for Starters – Education - Robert L. Kellogg
  • Quiz: Progressive Sunsets – Bill Gottesman
  • Digital Bonus: Calcad, Geotagging Zarbula, Japan Sundial Society, Porter and Hartness
  • To A Sundial… A Poem – D.F.G. Johnson
  • James Hartness & Russell Porter, Sundials & Sunclocks – Bert Willard
  • Sundials From Two Shadow Points – Yvon Massé
  • The Wistlepig Farm Sundial – Hugh Munro
  • The Japan Sundial Society -  Barry Duell
  • Equaation Of Time – Approximating Formulae – Herbert O. Ramp
  • The EoT In Your Poke – Rolf Wieland
  • Geotagging Zarbula’s Sundials – Roger Bailey
  • A Sundial Based On The Archimedean Spiral – Ortwin Feustel
  • Dialing By Projection – Alessandro Gunella
  • A Method For Orienting A Horizontal Plane – Gianni Ferrari
  • Etching Sundials – Malcom Barnfield
  • The Tove’s Nest

2010

Volume 17 Number 4, December 2010

  • Sundials for Starters – Limits On Precision - Robert L. Kellogg
  • Kate Pnd – “Come Light, Visit Me” – Art Paque
  • USA Science & Engineering Festival – Robert L. Kellogg
  • Sightings… At The University Of Notre Dame – Mark Montgomery
  • In Pursuit Of Alpine Sundials – Woodruff T. Sullivan III
  • Digital Bonuses: Versamap, Building & Using A Very Simple Heliodon, Paper Sundials On the Mall, Wendell Library Sundial, Last Scratchings of An Old Bird, and 2010 Registry Update
  • Shadow Planes – Rolf Wieland
  • Dinsmore’s Comparative Time Table – Fred Sawyer
  • Quiz Answer: Rowbottom’s Slip – Rolf Wieland
  • Envelopes Of Sunrays As Gnomon Profiles – Ortwin Feustel
  • Dialing At Chalet de Graffigna – Matthew Sundquist
  • A Simple Heliodon – Mac Oglesby
  • Renaissance Crucifix Sundial Card Model – Chris O’ Connor
  • The Tove’s Nest

Volume 17 Number 3, September 2010

  • Sundials for Starters – Shadow Planes - Robert L. Kellogg
  • Digital Bonuses – Gnomonics Up North … to Refsun.exe application
  • The University of Georgia’s ’08 Sundial – John H. N. Whatley
  • UGA To Return Historic Sundial To Prince Avenue Campus
  • The Clock and The Sun-Dial – Antoine de la Motte
  • Love And the Sun-Dial – Thomas Moore
  • Solstice Point On  Analemmatic Sundials – Roger Bailey
  • The Analemmatic Dial Solstice Point & Gnomon Height – Fred Sawyer
  • Two Sundials At … Eisenhower’s Gettysburg Farm – James Ludwig
  • Quiz Answers: Chipchase’s Return – Fred Sawyer
  • Quiz: Rowbotton’s Slip – Fred Sawyer
  • Video On Photo-Etching Metal – Tony Moss
  • A Multiple Mirror Reflection Sundial – Silvio Magnani
  • A Note on the Equation of Time
  • The Ottoman Sundials In Aiello del Friuli – Gianni Ferrari
  • Gnomonics Up North “Le Gnomoniste” (1993-2010) André E. Bouchard
  • The Tove’s Nest

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