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The Working Group for
Sundials is open to all, however, membership in the working group is only possible in combination
with membership in the Austrian Astronomical
Society. The latter is obtained through an annual
membership fee of ATS 100.-- as of 2001 (approx. US $ 9). Membership is renewed
at the beginning of each calendar year by a payment slip which comes by post.
To become a member send an E-mail to the secretary.
Activities and purpose of the Working Group for Sundials
1. Assistance in the preservation of historical sundials
Austria is one of the countries with the richest heritage of sundials in the world. The members of the working group see it as their duty to support, in the best possible manner, the authorities which are responsible for the preservation of sundials as culturally valuable assets (offices for the protection of historical monuments, communal administrations, etc. ) in the restauration of dial-plates and gnomons.
2. Cataloging Austrian sundials
In 1993, the GSA published the second edition of the "Catalogue of Stationary Sundials in Austria" with 2220 sundials represented. The 144-page catalogue, containing 33 photographs of sundials and 7 illustrations, is format 16,5 x 23,7 cm. It is only available in German.
Cataloging has continued, and presently (November 2000) approximately 3000 sundials are recorded in the data bank.
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