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Great Falls  

Sundial: 1012
State/Province:  Virginia Country:  USA
Dial Type:  Analemmatic Dial Condition:  Excellent
  Latitude and Longitude: 38° 59.733′ N  77° 18.803' W
Location:
  • Turner Farm Observatory Park
    925 Springvale Road
    Great Falls, VA 22066

    Dial is on walkway leading to the Roll-Top and RATO observatory buildings. Check Analemma Society Website for when open,
 
Description:
  • This 12-foot E-W analemmatic sundial was the Eagle Scout project of Kenny Dieffenderfer who marshaled volunteers from Troop 1547 and parents. The dial has hour marks of bright yellow radiant suns from 5am to 7pm local time. The zodiac walkway is 30 inches wide, painted with a white background and line marks for each month and appropriate colorful drawings. The equinox is clearly marked and surrounding the dial are the cardinal markers of N, S, E, W.
 
General Information:
  • Owner: Fairfax County Park Authority
  • Designer: Kenny Dieffenderfer
  • Builder: Scout Trop 1547
  • Construction Date: June 5/6 2021
 
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Last Revised: 2021-06-13 14:15:51:20

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