Dr. Patricia Reiff | firstname.lastname@example.org
Rice Space Institute, MS-108
6100 Main Street
Houston, TX 77005-1892
Dr. Reiff was instrumental in the design of the Cockrell Sundial at the Houston Museum of Natural Science (HMNS), calculating the hour/month lines and inventing the special silver ball on the top of the dark gnomon. That ball creates Houston's special "stonehenge", casting an image of the sun near solar noon for a week or two around the equinoxes and solstices, allowing easy viewing of sunspots. First opened in September 1989, the sundial has kept perfect "solar time" for more than thirty years.
We will be hosting live and online streaming events for every solstice and equinox at the Cockrell Sundial at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. CHECK THE CALENDAR for information and to register for these events.
Cockrell Sundial Timelapse