"For in and out, above, about, below,
'Tis nothing but a Magic Shadow-show,
Play'd in a Box whose Candle is the Sun,
Round which we Phantom Figures come and go."
FitzGerald, Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

First Brass Sundial       Brass 26"w x 14"h x 14"d Prototype Sundial (127k.jpg). My first sundial, which I hand-cut, filed, sanded and shaped from 1/4" brass plate. I hand-struck all of the scales, had the text and numbering machine engraved, then rolled the equatorial scale to the proper curvature and brazed, polished and assembled the final pieces. I remember being quite amazed when I set this finished sundial outside for the very first time, aligned it roughly on the ground with our E-W fence line, and discovered that it actually worked!

Ann Morrison Park Sundial       I placed this Stainless Steel 6'w x 4'h x 4'd Sundial Sculpture (110k.jpg) in Boise's Ann Morrison Park in 1998. Materials and labor for this sundial were donated by JST Manufacturing Inc. I really like this design for its simplicity, and because it visually demonstrates very clearly the apparent motion of the sun "about" the earth throughout the day and the year. It indicates the time to within less than a minute, the date to within the day and it also adjusts for Daylight Saving Time! This analemmic-equatorial sundial appears in Wikipedia

Herrett Center Sundial       In 2006 I created a newer version of this sundial for the Herrett Center for Arts and Science, a museum, observatory and planetarium at the College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls. Since then, two more have sold to private estates in Wyoming and Wisconsin. With their futuristic swept-elliptical body style and an analemmic gnomon designed to achieve maximum date and time accuracy in 2050AD, I call these "New Millennium" sundials.

American River College Sundial       After placing this fifth New Millennium sundial at the Diane Bryant STEM Innovation Center at American River College in Sacramento, I've decided to officially begin manufacturing, marketing and commercial sale.   These beautiful, robust 6’ wide by 5' high by 4' deep stainless steel sculptures are an ideal addition to college and university campuses, STEM centers, museums, observatories, planetariums and public parks.

      To learn more about these highly accurate, universal analemmic equatorial sundial sculptures and how to order one for your location, please go to nmsundials.com

      New Millennium Sundial This is the first prototype for a smaller anodized aluminum New Millennium sundial, hopefully suitable for installation in home yards and gardens. It too can indicate the time to within less than a minute, the date to within the day and adjusts for Daylight Saving Time! Unfortunately, the are not in production and are not available yet.

      Further information about the design and construction of these sundials.

Tempus captum!

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