Lining up on time at UK’s annual sundial conference

Alastair HunterAlastair Hunter presented his paper on “Lining up a Sundial” at The British Sundial Society’s annual conference that opened in Exeter on Friday 9 April. The BSS meeting is held over three days and has attracted more than one hundred UK and international delegates this year.

“It took me some time to realise that aligning south exactly on the meridian is important,” said Alastair, who is entering his sundial for the British Sundial Society’s 2010 design competition, “otherwise the gnomon casts the wrong shadow and the sundial cannot read the time. Careful design must involve an accurate method of installation.”

BSS has UK and overseas members, who are interested in history, science and art of sundials.

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