The user manual of Shadows is a genuine book on sundials and a practical guide on the software features to help you design, realize and install your own sundials. The manual features 110 pages illustrated in colors. You may browse through it on line, download the PDF or obtain a paperback version printed in color and shipped by mail post.
Browse to it page per page.
Paperback version of the manual
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Warning: this version corresponds to Shadows version 4.5
These documents provide step-by-step explanations on how to realize a sundial, and show how data calculated by the Shadows software are used.
by Pierre-Louis Thill
A sundial inspired by Mucha with (fake) painted tiles.
by Michel Lambalieu
A style made of an eyepiece made from standard components found in retail stores.
Tutorial on how to use the equinoctial ruler to ease the drawing of hour lines on large sundials.
And do not forget to visit the gallery of sundials made by Shadows users: Sundials made by Shadows users
View more videos on: Shadows Pro Youtube channel
This information letter was sent periodically to subscribers. With the version 5 of Shadows, it is now replaced by an internal information feed. Download and use Shadows to receive information on sundials and astrolabes.
The following museums display collections of portable sundials.
Facebook page in English, on sundials, astrolabes and the Shadows software.
The French Sundial Commission (SAF: Société Astronomique de France) awarded François Blateyron with the Julien Saget prize in 2005, for the development of his Shadows software and his work on sundials. The prize was presented by Denis Savoie, president of SAF, at the Meudon Observatory, Paris.
An article on sundials and the Shadows software
Free Astronomy Magazine
Un cadran solaire spécial éclipse
Revue L'Astronomie, septembre 2017
© Société Astronomique de France
Des comtois au rendez-vous de l'éclipse
22 août 2017
© L'Est Républicain, Fred Jimenez
© Temps libre - la Haute-Saône agricole
August 8th, 2008
La Presse Bisontine
Summer issue, July-August, 2008
© La Presse Bisontine
L'Hebdo de Besançon, n°190
July 2-8, 2008
TV Report on France 3
Bourgogne Franche-Comté, july 2007
Video report broadcasted on July 24th, 2007. Journalist: Isabelle Brunnarius, cameraman: Laurent Brocard.
© France Television
L'astronomie sur votre PC
Book published in France by Micro Application describing several astronomy software packages, including Shadows 2.2, provided on a DVD included with the book. ISBN 2-7429-6674-9
Week-end edition, East of France.
Sky & Telescope
Test of Shadows version 2.0 by Joe Heafner.
Published on October 9th, 2000.© Est Republicain