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Aurora  

Sundial: 963
State/Province:  Colorado Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Gnomonic or Projection Dial Condition:  Excellent
  Latitude and Longitude: 39° 42.647' N  104° 48.876' W
Location:
  • Dial is locate on the Great Lawn in front of the Aurora Municipal Center, 15151 E Alameda Parkway, near the library.
 
Description:
  • The Sun Shell is a band shell made of a series of six stainless steel arcs creating the illusion of longitude lines on a globe tilted so the poles are on the east-west horizon. A nodus is placed on one of the arcs that casts a point of light onto the floor of the band shell plaza. The floor is marked with Arabic numerals and stainless steel hour lines from 10 am to 3 pm.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: City of Aurora
  • Sundial by Rafe Ropek; June 2003; Art in Public Places Commission; Library, Recreation, and Cultural Services
  • Designer: Rafe Ropek
  • Builder: Rafe Ropek
  • Construction Date: June 2003
 

Last Revised: 2019-07-27 07:25

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