The Star Dial Construction Model Kit


How did our ancestors tell the time at night? This reconstruction of a 500 year old stardial shows the time with the help of the North Star and the Big Dipper. You can even read it in the dark, using only your finger tips!

On the back of the dial you find a mariner’s astrolabe for measuring the height of the Sun, stars, and landmarks.

Why Curious Minds Recommends: We recommend the Star Dial Construction Model Kit due to the accuracy of the kit construction and the pleasurable experience of building an extremely robust and beautiful precision instrument. Once built, the model actually functions meaning your astronomy experience will continue long after the building of the model is completed.