The first publication to feature Richard Schmoyer’s Sunquest sundial was Scientific American, in October 1959 in the Amateur Scientist section of the magazine. Click here to download a pdf of the article. Discussion of the sundial begins on page 190. In this article, Mr. Schmoyer describes the sundial’s design and his efforts to create an
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Technical drawings of the Sunquest Sundial, designed by Richard L. Schmoyer.
Sunquest Brochure. Click here to download a pdf copy. Sunquest a sundial that keeps accurate time created to mark – a PLACE – a MOMENT – a MEMORY WHY A SUNDIAL? Places of interest and beauty long have been honored with sundials. Their tradition has been a companionable one. A walk, an entryway, or
Richard Schmoyer’s original instruction manual for setting up the Sunquest Sundial. Click here to download a pdf copy.
In 1983 Richard Schmoyer expanded and updated his instruction manual for machining, assembly, and setup. Click here to download a pdf copy.
In 1971, in response to a request from New Zealand, Richard Schmoyer modified his design and the manual for the southern hemisphere. Click here to download a copy of the manual for the southern hemisphere.
Sundials normally measure “apparent solar time” and are unable to tell “clock time” because the analemma. The earth’s tilt of 23.5 degrees and elliptical orbit result in a variability between the true position of the sun and the “mean” time that is regulated by clocks and watches. A sundial can appear fast or slow compared