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Sundial: 70
State/Province:  Vermont Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Horizontal Dial Condition:  Excellent
  Latitude and Longitude: 44° 29.166' N  72° 57.720' W
Location:
  • Mt. Mansfield Union High School
 
Description:
  • 50 foot diameter horizontal dial of steel, concrete and stone. Called "Polaris". The gnomon is 10 foot high forming a stone pyramid. As the sun shines through a hole at the center, an analemma is traced on the ground. Markers identify equinox sunrises and solstice sunsets. The dial was built by Kate Pond and her students. See NASS Compendium Vol 1, No. 2, May 1994.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: Mt. Mansfield Union High School
  • Designer: Kate Pond
  • Builder:
  • Construction Date: 1990
 
References:
  • IAPS Listing, May 95.
    NASS Compendium, Vol. 1 No. 2, p.16, May 1994
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