University Archives
Encyclopedia Search
Search

Sundial

Categories: Topics

Located at in the Geogarden between Kettler Hall and Neff Hall, the sundial was a gift of the classes of 1978 and 1980. Tim Doyle, stonecarver with Shannon Stone Company, designed the sundial. It is 400 lbs. of Indiana limestone and was created in the traditional style of sundials. Although it does not always show the correct time, there is a built-in "equation of time" on it that allows one to adjust what the dial indicates, based on the day of the year, to figure out the current time. Mr. Doyle carved two 9,000 lb. sundials and gave one to the city of Fort Wayne and the other to its sister city, Takaoka, Japan.

<< Back to Results

© 2014 Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW). All rights reserved. IPFW is an equal access/equal opportunity university.
If you have trouble accessing this page because of a disability, please email the Office of Institutional Equity at accessibility@ipfw.edu.