to promote interest in sundials and to encourage and assist in the design and making of sundials
to locate and catalogue existing sundials in Flanders and, where necessary, to assist in their
to offer special events, publications, and other activities related to sundials
Catalan Sundial Society
Associació d'estudis del rellotge de sol i de la
mesura del temps
The Society, founded 1988, publishes a journal "La Busca de Paper" (The
Gnomon of Paper) which is biligual (Catalan and Spanish). It is issued 3
times a year and has 40 A4 pages about all aspects of sundials.
Guppo Milanese Quadranti Solari - GQMS
The Milan Sundials Group
The Milan Sundials Group is charged with relations with foreign sundial associations by the Unione
( The Dutch Sundial Society )
Aims of De Zonnewijzerkring:
- - study of
- - register the Sundials in the Netherlands
- - restoration of existing dials
- - publishing about
Anybody can join DE ZONNEWIJZERKRING.
The yearly contribution is f 45.- + an entrance fee of f 15.-.
To become a member send an
E-mail to the secretary.
The bulletin with articles by the members is
published three times a year.
Two regular subjects are:
- - literature
- - Sundials in the Netherlands
Meetings and Excursion
Three times a year (on a Saturday afternoon a meeting is held.
Once a year an excursion is made to a part of the country with interesting
Address of the secretary:
Van Gorkumlaan 39
5641 WN Eindhoven
Homepage van Fer J. de Vries
North American Sundial Society
The North American Sundial Society is an association of people from a
wide variety of disciplines who are interested in the study, development,
history, and preservation of sundials and the art of dialling throughout
the continent. We now have our own website at www.sundials.org
The North American Sundial Society is an association (convened in 1994)
for those who view the sundial as something more than a simple garden
decoration. There was a time, not that long ago, when an appreciation of
dials in all their various forms was an integral part of the scientific
and mathematical training of any well-educated person.
NASS hearkens back to such a time and offers sundial enthusiasts at all
levels of expertise an opportunity to learn, to interact, and to exchange
ideas and information.
As essayist Hilaire Belloc once noted:
"Civilisation loses its treasures by an unconscious process. It has lost
them before it has appreciated that they were in the way of being lost: and
when I say 'its treasures' I mean the special discoveries and crafts of mankind."
Dialling is fast becoming a lost art and a forgotten science. By participating
in NASS you can slow this unconscious process and even help to regain and
advance the forgotten science.
The Society was convened in February 1994 by Ross McCluney, Fred Sawyer and
Bob Terwilliger in the hope of fostering communication and coordination among
dialists. Recognizing that many of its members are already associated with one or more
of its European counterparts, the Society has adopted a role which complements
the work already being done by other organizations.
The Society produces a quarterly journal in both print and digital formats. The
digital edition is produced using Neobook Pro (TM). Requirements for the
digital edition include an IBM compatible computer with 640K RAM, VGA color,
MS-DOS 3.1 and a hard disk. A Logitech or Microsoft compatible mouse is also
We also hold an annual convention to which all of our more than 250 members are
invited. Our first meeting was in 1995 at the Smithsonian Institute in
Washington DC. Our next meeting is on 27-28 September 1996 at Victoria College in
the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Join now! Participate! Discover new concepts; share your favourite ideas,
techniques and sources. Whether you design, construct, study, collect, or
simply enjoy dials, it all comes together in the North American Sundial Society !
For more information, please contact Frederick W. Sawyer III, 8 Sachem Drive,
Glastonbury, CT 06033 USA (fax: 203-275 5295 email:
Commission des cadrans solaires du Quebec
The society was founded on 18 June, 1994. There are now around 50 members.
We are publishing a Newsletter: Bulletin de liaison - LE GNOMONISTE. We are also
working on a repertoire of sundials in Quebec, and have 224 listed so far.
We have one meeting a year; the meeting last year was on 15 June 1996 at Laval
University, Quebec City.
To join (there is no fee) please contact the Secretaire General, Andre Bouchard,
42, av. de la Brunante, Outremont (Montreal), Quebec, H3T 1R4, Canada
tel: 514-341-3997, fax: 514-341-3997, E-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org mentioning "Sundials on the Internet".
Please visit our Internet site at
illustrated with many sundials.
- Asociacion Española de Amigos del los Relojes de Sol
(Spanish Sundial Society)
The aim of the Society is the development of the historical, geographical and mathematical research related to sundials.
A meeting is held in Madrid every Thursday. The Society issues the quarterly bulletin "ANALEMMA"
in Spanish with short abstracts in English.
Membership is free. However, to receive "ANALEMMA" a subscription is necessary. The subscriptions are on a calendar year
basis. For foreign members, the fee is $35 (including shipping and mailing expenses). The
recommended way of sending the fees is to mail a check payable to "Asociacion
Española de Amigos del los Relojes de Sol" drawn on any Spanish bank. Please send your
application to the Secretary, M. Lombardero, Isaac Peral 48, 28040 Madrid, Spain