Other Sundial Societies Worldwide
See “Arbeitsgruppe Sonnenuhren 2006” in Österreichischer Astronomischer Verein 2006
Belgium: Zonnewijzerkring Vlaanderen
Notable for the Genk sundial park.
La Commission des Cadrans solaires du Québec
See “Commission des Cadrans Solaires” in Société Astronomique de France
See “Quadranti Solari” in Unione Astrofili Italiani
The Dutch Sundial Society De Zonnewijzerkring
(Web site in English and Dutch)
A group currently forming into a society www.zegarysloneczne.pl
(Web site in Polish)
Asociación de Amigos de los Relojes de Sol
Societat Catalana de Gnomònica
Switzerland: Sonnenuhrenfreunde beider Basel
USA: The North American Sundial Society
The Web site carries many photographs and much general information about dialling and has a forum at http://sundials.org/sunfor
where you can get your questions answered.
The Planetary Society
sponsors the EarthDial project which links up sundials all over the world to Webcams that you can view on their Web site. See details of the Mars Dials (the first sundials in space) there, too.
Sundial-Related Organisations in the UK
The Antiquarian Horological Society
The British Horological Institute
is concerned with maintaining standards of horology in this country by training and testing clock and watch makers and repairers. While originally founded to support and represent the trade, most of its members now are amateurs, including sundial makers.
The Clockmakers' Company
(The Worshipful Company of Clockmakers of London, in full) is the London livery company for sundial makers as well as clockmakers and welcomes sundial makers throughout the country.
The Ecclesiological Society
A society going back to 1839 which studies churches. With the enormous number of dials on church property, there is an obvious overlap.
The Royal Astronomical Society
, based at Burlington House, with which the British Sundial Society is affiliated. Members should note that this gives them reciprocal rights to use one another's libraries.
The Society for the History of Astronomy
, founded in June 2002 as the UK's national society specialising in the history of that great science. The Society's Survey of the Astronomical Geography of the UK is already shedding light on the undiscovered local history of astronomy in all regions and at all levels.
Other Major Web Sites and Forums
The Sundial Mailing List
Serving the whole Internet dialling community and maintained by Daniel Roth. See https://lists.uni-koeln.de/mailman/listinfo/sundial
Mail is archived at email@example.com
Daniel also has a huge list of links
Sundials on the Internet
A primary source of information about all aspects of sundials. Maintained by Internetworks Ltd of Epsom, England. www.sundials.co.uk
John Carmichael’s stained glass sundials site.
Francois Blateyron's site. Home of the free Shadows software.
Nichola Severino's site (mostly in Italian), home of the International Gnomonic Bulletin
Royal Observatory Greenwich: Timekeeping
factfiles including many sundial-related topics.
Making a Horizontal Sundial
by Simon Wheaton-Smith includes downloadable artwork, DeltaCAD design macros and a guide to What Not To Buy.
The Sundial Primer
on Carl Sabanski’s Web site includes sundial kits, including some you can download and make in card, presentations and purchasing and constructional tips. This site also hosts a Sundial Forum
on the NASS Website
Mean Solar values at 1200 GMT for 21st century
JPL's Horizons system
gives every value you could ask for to incredible accuracy
David Bray’s PalmSet freeware for Palm PDAs.
A Hofer’s fantastic Planetarium for Palm PDAs
Solar Calculator - Great Circle Studio. Interactive Web site
by Pierre J Dallet (4.4MB downloadable Zip file. In French)
Jonathan Sachs’s Ephemeris for Pocket PC (380KB dowload)
A Sundial for Mars
The Kirkdale Sun-Dial
Queens' College Cambridge - Sundial
The proposed Solar Pyramid – the largest modern sundial in the world.
Museums in the UK
Museum of the History of Science, University of Oxford has perhaps the best sundial collection in the world.
Royal Observatory Greenwich has wonderful astrolabes and many fine sundials . See Collections.
The British Museum
The Clockmakers' Company Museum
National Museum of Science & Industry includes the Science Museum
Software (Freeware or Shareware)
Dialist's Companion published by NASS
EquaDecl by Fer de Vries
Orologi Solari by
Shadows by Francois Blateyron
Sonne and Alemma by Helmut Sonderegger
Sundial Align by Bill Gottesman
low cost design software for wall mounted dials, up to 60 degrees from south.
ZW2000 (also called Zonwvlak) and EquaDecl by Fer de Vries (or click on Links, then Downloads from his home page).
Sites with Photographs
A Polish site (text in Polish, but is being translated into English) at www.gnomonica.com
Tony Moss has made a CD "Using and Understanding Sundials".
Mike Shaw's site has added information on Pilkington and Gibbs Heliochronometers.
John Carmichael has a Web site for Painted Wall Sundials, and another dedicated to Stained Glass Sundials
Sundials in Ireland
Sundials in Scotland
Sundials of Scotland (and
Phil Walker has used Google Maps to create the "Shropshire Sundials" website with aerial snapshots, photos and descriptions
Sundials in the Czech Republic and Slovakia
Lucio Maria Morra makes exquisite mural sundials
has over 22000 photographs of sundials
Karl Schwarzinger has pictures, descriptions and explanations of many sundials in Austria and elsewhere on his site here.
Peter Lindner has hundreds of pictures of sundials in Germany, indexed by place name.
When Time Began: The History and Science of Sundials on the Timecenter
scheduling software site includes
useful information and links.
Clocks Magazine , monthly, for clock collectors, repairers and makers worldwide
Longnow. A project to create a clock to run for 10,000 years
A Sundial that you can buy with proceeds going to charity
AECPORTICO is a leading information web portal for the UK construction industry.
Abacus Construction Index is a directory of recommended online resources for UK architects, engineers and other construction professionals.
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