Sundials and Other Stars
Man Enters the Cosmos, or this sundial by Henry Moore is located outside Chicago’s Adler Planetarium. It’s a bowstring equatorial sundial. What the heck is THAT? Well, despite my background in science, I really wasn’t positive until I read the plaques near the sculpture. I honestly thought at first it might be a directional device…but I knew it was one of the two, time or direction! I was wrong, it’s a time telling device. (what do they do after dark?)
Equatorial Sundial: a dial in which the dial plate is parallel to the equatorial plane and the polar-pointing gnomon is perpendicular to it.
Ok, that’s about it. I love the intricacy of the actual sculpture, and appreciate the fact that it’s functional but I’m pretty sure you can read. I just wanted to capture our gorgeous skyline in the backdrop, and I did that.