Carpe Solem, enjoy the sun

From 14 to June 16 CosmoCaixa celebrates the Sun Festival.

Because of the proximity of the summer solstice and the 25th anniversary of the Catalan Society of Gnomonics, Cosmocaixa hosts the Sun Festival, where you can build your own sundial, watch over forty models and discover the diversity and richness of sundials in Catalonia.

Conference "Richness and diversity of Catalonia sundials"
Friday, 14 June, 7 pm
A conference in the framework of the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Catalan Society of Gnomonic, which will discuss the need for time measurement. 
Led by Eduard Farré, vice president of the Catalan Society of Gnomonics

"Carpe Solem" (enjoy the Sun)
Francesc Clarà's sundials scale models
Saturday 15 and Sunday June 16
Are all sundials equal?
Visit over forty three-dimensional models of different types and models of sundials: equatorial, polar, helical, polyhedral, diffraction, Cylindrical, Digital, projective ..., all made by Francesc Clarà.
Francesc Clarà is an expert in creating new models of sundials

Workshop "Building our sundial"
Saturday 15 and Sunday June 16
An activity to enjoy discovering the history of sundials and many of its curiosities.
Given by Francesc Clarà and Nasi Vilà, members of the Catalan Society of Gnomonics

Further information: Cosmocaixa

 

Publication date: Sunday, 12 May 2013
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