Victoria, BC, Canada
In July 2009 an interactive analemmatic sundial was installed on the pathway between Dallas Road and the breakwater at Ogden Point adjacent to the Victoria Pilot Station (211 Dallas Road, V8V 1A1 – 48° 24.91N 123° 23.05W).
The 18-foot-wide sundial has one unique feature.
It does not have a fixed gnomon as most sundials do, but uses the viewer as the gnomon.
It also has brass Roman numerals and instructions to show users where to stand at various times of the year to ensure their shadow (it does need to be sunny) correctly indicates the time of day.
It is estimated more than 500,000 pedestrians walk over the sundial each year!
The sundial was designed and developed by local resident, Andrei Golovkine and Dr. Dmitry Monin.
The sundial qualified as a BC 150 Legacy projected by Provincial Capital Commission of British Columbia.
These projects celebrated British Columbia’s 150th anniversary in 2008.Andrei Golovkine had previously
worked with the Provincial Capital Commission in designing and developing the clock tour
on the Tourism Victoria building at 812 Wharf Street.
The project was financially supported by the Provincial Capital Commission, the Ogden Point Enhancement Society,
the Greater Victoria Harbour Authority and other community sponsors.
The Ogden Point Enhancement Society
My main idea was to teach my daughter a basic principle of astronomy