Sundials - World's Oldest Clocks

North American Sundial Society

Cincinnati  

Sundial: 993
State/Province:  Ohio Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Analemmatic Dial Condition:  Excellent
  Latitude and Longitude: 39° 08.317' N  84° 25.350' W
Location:
  • The sundial is located at the entrance to Cincinnati University Observatory located at 3489 Observatory Pl, Cincinnati, OH 45206
 
Description:
  • This analemmatic sundial is laid out in brick. The walkway consists of an inlaid brass analemma surrounded by month indicators for where to stand etched in brick. The analemmatic ellipse is brass, etched with time marks every 15 minutes. Just to the inside and outside of the ellipse are the hours in standard and daylight savings time. Brass indicators are inlaid for the Bailey Points to show the of time and direction of sunrise and sunset. At the edge of the circular brick plaza are granite markers of the cardinal points.
 
General Information:Inscription:
  • Owner: Cincinnati University
  • "In memory of Astronomer Paul Nohr, Astronomer"
    "Observatory Astronomer 1979 to 2006"
    "Astronomer, teacher, friend, restorer of the Observatory's telescopes and a motivator in preserving the Observatory"

    And on the plaque as well
    "Instructions for the Sundial Memorial"

    And at the bottom, lat/lon
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  • Construction Date: 2006
 

Last Revised: 2019-09-20 19:11:31
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