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North American Sundial Society

Reston  

Sundial: 369
State/Province:  Virginia Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Dial Condition:  Excellent
  Latitude and Longitude: 38° 55.553' N  77° 20.556' W
Location:
  • At entrance to Vernon Walker Nature Education Center, 11450 Glade Center Drive, Reston, VA
 
Description:
  • A modernistic seven foot diameter flagstone horizontal dial with hour lines. The design features a gnomon of folded stainless steel plate. Gnomon is truncated too short for shadow to reach edge of dial face. See "Sightings" in NASS Compendium Vol. 6 No. 4, Dec 1999.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner:
  • "Time takes all but memories. The sundial is dedicated to Vernon J. Walker (1932-1982) for whom sundials were the natural environment. His devoted efforts to increase our awareness of this unity are renewed with each use of this Nature Education Center."
  • Designer: Wayne Hughes
  • Builder:
  • Construction Date: 1988
 
References:
  • NASS Compendium Vol. 6 No. 4 p. 11, Dec 1999

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