Kepler Brass Sundial

$64

Astronomy, celestial mechanics, the observation of day and night cycles, pushed us to create gadgets and scientific instruments that helped us to create mathematical patterns, measure the time of light and darkness, a simple stake driven into the ground mediates the course of the light that presided over the days.

Sundials with a compass, introduced in the 15th century, were the first portable clocks. The compass allowed the orientation of the instrument for its correct functioning. The quadrant towards the South and the gnomon (a piece of rope or a folding triangle) projects a shadow that indicates the solar time in the hour quadrant. The golden age of sundials lasted from the 15th century to the end of the 18th century.

The Kepler Sundial is a scientific instrument both ornamental and functional as it allows us to know the solar time. Its rectangular shape and careful decoration make it an original and essential gift for people with an interest in science and astronomy or for the pure pleasure of owning a historical, ornamental and singular object.

This model is equipped with a wind rose on the top with a needle to determine the 32 different courses. 

Height: 0.79 inches / Length: 3.00 inches / Width: 2.76 inches


SHIPPING
At this time, orders shipped within the United States are shipped using USPS or UPS. Tracking information will be provided via email.

International shipping is offered on case-by-case basis. Please email us at contactus@pem.org to inquire.


CURBSIDE PICKUP
For our local customers, we are pleased to offer a curbside pickup option! How it works:

  1. Shop online at shop.pem.org

  2. At checkout, select Curbside Pickup as your shipping method. Place your order.

  3. Once we have prepared your order, you will receive an email that your order is ready for pickup.

  4. Follow the pickup instructions provided in your email. Arrive at our designated curbside pickup location at 3 New Liberty Street and call 978-542-1619

Please Note: Please allow 2-4 days from purchase date for processing. Curbside Pickup is available Thursday through Sunday 11 am–4 pm.

RETURN & EXCHANGE POLICY
We are pleased to accept returns within 30 days of the purchase date. All returned items must be in their original condition and packaging.

To begin your return process, please email us at: contactus@pem.org

Please note: Sale, clearance and personal use items, such as face masks, cannot be returned or exchanged for store credit.

 

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