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Oculus Table

Oculus Table

The Oculus Table introduces a contemporary twist to a common ancient Greek sundial, the scaphe (σκάφη or "bowl"). With sunlight streaming through the oculus—the hole in the ceiling of the Observatory—the movable table can be visually aligned with landmarks on the skyline (Coit Tower, Transamerica Pyramid, etc.) to discover the sun's position in the sky and the current time and date.