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FUN FEATURE: Human sundial will be coming to Kings Langley Common this spring 

 Published on: 23rd October 2019   |   By: News Desk   |   Category: Uncategorized

An amateur astronomer from the village is bringing a touch of his knowledge to the Common in the form of a human sundial. 

Dr Gerard Sheldon come up with the idea of bringing the feature to Kings Langley Common to enhance local school’s science lessons and further educate locals. 

A human sundial is a way of telling the time by the sun by using your own shadow.

Dr Sheldon’s wife, Mary-Jane, who encouraged him to take up the project, said: “We are both really excited about it. We think it will be a beautiful feature on the Common which everyone can use and learn from.

“The science teacher from Kings Langley School has already showed her interest and has said she will use it as part of her science lessons once it is built.”

The sundial project has been taken up by Kings Langley Parish and Borough Councillor Alan Johnson and will be completed in the spring. 

Dr Sheldon is also a member of South West Herts Astronomical Society and has a real passion for space and science. 

Mary-Jane thanked Osbourne who are constructing the base for the sundial for free and David Brown who is building it. 

She also thanked local businesses, organisations and societies who have showed their support and even donated to fund the project. 

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