ADLER PLANETARIUM SUNDIAL, "Man Enters the Cosmos" ~ Henry Moore, 1980

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Sir Henry Moore’s sundial is both functional and visually appropriate to its location in front of the Adler Planetarium. A thin rod of bronze, supported by two intersecting bronze semicircles, marks the time of day by casting a shadow on the ground. The semicircular elements, joined at right angles and bisected by the rod, evoke the form of a hemisphere tilted on its axis. The sculpture’s golden patina and the subtitle, Man Enters the Cosmos, refer to the great expansion of human knowledge of the universe that occurred during the “golden years of astronomy,” 1930 – 80.

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Comments (57)

~Marlene~ on March 5, 2014

RN… Přemysl… sziaa… and… JaPi…

My thanks to all for the very nice comments and the Likes. I appreciate it and your visits very much!

Best wishes, Marlene

Ana María Ossorio Ló… on March 5, 2014

Curious sculpture in the middle of snow--38/16--AnaM

~Marlene~ on March 6, 2014

It isn't so curious, AnaM! It is a sundial sitting next to the planetarium which is a pretty good place for it. In the background is the frozen Lake Michigan! Thank you so much for your visit & the Like & Y*… I am very honored!

Best wishes, Marlene

Ilie Olar on March 6, 2014

Very nice monument and photo of it! YSL! Greetings from Romania, Ilie

~Marlene~ on March 8, 2014

Many thanks, Ilie, for the lovely comment and the Like. I am honored by your Y*s and visit!

Best wishes, Marlene

Paolo “Canpao” Canna… on March 9, 2014

Excellent picture and interesting H. Moore art work.L 41. Good sunday, Canpao

juncujuncu on March 9, 2014



Greetings juncujuncu

~Marlene~ on March 10, 2014

Canpao… and… juncujuncu…

Thank you both so much for the kind words and your visits. I'm very happy that you Like it!

Best wishes, Marlene

SalinosⒸ on March 16, 2014

A magnificent sundial, I would take a photograph for my sundial collection but you was there first :))

Like & FAV!

Best wishes from Bremen,

Michael ︙ Salinos ツ

~Marlene~ on March 16, 2014

Thank you again, Michael, for the wonderful comment and the Like. I'm honored by the Y* and your visit!

Best wishes, Marlene

Zsuzsanna Bánfalvi on March 17, 2014

Very nice monument and composition ! LIKE

My friendly greetings,Natuska

Красивое фото! F+L. С наилучшими пожеланиями из Карелии, Fen

~Marlene~ on March 18, 2014

Natuska… and… Fen…

Many thanks to you both for the very nice comments and the Likes with extra thanks, Fen, for the special Y*. I am very pleased & honored!

Best wishes, Marlene

Robert Janda on March 25, 2014

Excellent shot,very interesting sculpture!LIKE+FAV.Best regards.Robert

~Marlene~ on March 27, 2014

Thank you again, Robert, for the lovely comment and the Like. I am honored by your Y* & visit!

Best wishes, Marlene

christian caffin on March 29, 2014

Attractive winter composition! I like it! Best regards, christian

~Marlene~ on March 30, 2014

Many thanks, christian, for the lovely comment and the Like. I appreciate it and your visit very much!

Best wishes, Marlene

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Photo taken in Northerly Island, 1521 South Linn White Drive, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
Adler Planetarium

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  • Uploaded on February 26, 2014
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    by ~Marlene~
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot SX30 IS
    • Taken on 2014/02/06 16:29:08