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My name is Francesc ClarÓ and I live in
Olot, the capital city of La Garrotxa.
La Garrotxa is a mountain region located at the Catalan Pre-Pyrenees in the north of Girona
In the mid eighties, a series of coincidences arouse my interest in sundials,
which were probably the first scientific instruments invented by humans to
measure the time.
then, I have devoted my free-time to study and calculate, trying to restore,
preserve and diffuse the historical, artistic culture and heritage that sundials
The fact that I'm
retired allows me to have more time to publish writings, give lectures, hold
exhibitions, workshops and to plan organise visits in order to diffuse the art
and science of sundials.
Until today (June
2016) I been lucky to calculate more than ninety sundials, between restored and
new, they are in country houses, churches, schools, public places and private
I have built forty-eight three-dimensional mockups what forming my private
collection and there are different types and designs of sundials, since January
2015 which is deposited in Holorogical Department Institute La Merce, in
Barcelona, headquarters of the Societat Catalana de Gnomonic.
I am (or
I have been) member of:
Societat Catalana de Gnom˛nica
Amigos de los Relojes de Sol - Madrid
Associaciˇ Astron˛mica de la Garrotxa
The British Sundial Society
Coordinamento Gnomonico Italiano
Centre Mediterrani del Rellotge de Sol
published writings in:
La Busca de Paper (S.C.G.)
Carpe Diem (Digital gnomonic magazine)
Orologi Solari (C.G.I.)