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Deutsches Museum in Germany

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The German Deutsches science museum has a stunning "Sundial Garden" on the roof top. 21 different, accurate sundials are on display. More info here

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Happy Vernal Equinox

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 This is the perfect day to set your sundial (hopefully you don't have too much snow on the ground) Thanks Kurdistan Planetarium for the video

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Tempus Fugit Friends

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Sundial Vandalism

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Sundials in public parks and schools are often victims of vandalism. The most common problem is the gnomon (pointer) being broken off or stolen. Amazing though that such a simple piece of brass can cause so much trouble to correct. Many public sundials are one of a kind designs and often of early 20th century vintage. A simple replacement is not available at Home Depot. if a new gnomon is found or custom manufactured, then there is the task of how to not only afix it to the dial face (which may be a difficult to maneuver piece of carved...

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Ceci n'est pas un cuiseur solaire

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  You'll find this example of a modern vertical sundial at Paul Bocuse's Michelin star adorned restaurant in Lyon. "Au fond du pot git la verite" translates to "truth is found at the bottom of the pot". photo credit Serge Lagier more photos here

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