Sunday, May 1, 2011

No batteries required

Griffiths Observatory sundial

“Time is free, but it's priceless.
You can't own it, but you can use it.
You can't keep it, but you can spend it.
Once you've lost it you can never get it back.”
~Harvey MacKay
Griffith Observatory SundialOne of the advantages of living near a large city is the access that it gives you to world-class facilities such as Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles.

There are lots of fascinating exhibits, but one of my favorites is the sundial that gives accurate time to the minute. The shadow of the wire indicates the correct time on the ring.


  1. I wish we had a few good science museums here in Beirut. We've got archeology (tons of it), but not so much with technology or science, which is too bad.

  2. So interesting! I have to go to the museum.


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