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The Analemmatic Sundial
- Describes design and construction of a six meter wide analemmatic sundial in Canada.
- Descriptions of these vertical post sundials, why they work, detailed account of the maths necessary to plot the hour lines.
The British Sundial Society
- Information on the society, links, beginner's pages, including simple sundial patterns and templates, online facilities to calculate hour lines for different sundial types.
- Describes different types of sundials, has other technical and general information. Offers free Shadows software to compute sundials of a number of different types for anywhere in the world.
Encyclopaedia Britannica - Sundials and Shadow Clocks
- Animations of some of the historical stages of the development of sundials.
Frans Maes' Sundial Site
- Describes a number of sundials of different types, mostly from northern Europe.
Jaipur - Jantar Mantar
- Describes the jantar mantar (or yantra mandir) of Jaipur, and the massive sundials and other astronomical devices built there.
The North American Sundial Society
- Includes general information, links, a register of dials in North America, and a message board.
A Photo Collection of Beautiful Painted Wall Sundials
- Photographs with descriptions, showing a number of patterns painted on walls.
- Describes sundials that can tell sunrise and sunset times, the angle of solar declination and the time at night. (Flash based site).
Sunbeams & Sundials - Liverpool Museums
- Guides to the use of the sun for telling time and marking the seasons.
SUNDI: Sundial Design Software
- Shareware and freeware software for design and planning for the most popular.
Sundial - Wikipedia
- Account includes a description of the commoner types, an explanation of the relevant science and maths, and a history of sundial use.
Sundial Design Program
- Software to design a vertical (wall mounting) sundial for walls that face up to 60 degrees away from due-south.
- Describes sundial parts and names, the basic types, and has make your own pages for three simple types of dial.
The Sundial Primer - Get "Hooked on Gnomonics"
- Offers advice, instructions, and resources for creating a wide variety of sundials.
- Describes the history and development in Europe from the time of the Greeks. Includes literary and poetic references.
Sundials on the Internet
- A major information source, with projects, detailed technical information, links to related sites, listings of societies.
Sundials: the Art of Shadows
- An essay on the use of sundials in gardens.
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