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#1 No N in collimation

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Posted 10 November 2023 - 03:49 PM

Speaking of public outreach ...

At times I've brought a tellurium or a model of Saturn or the moon.

I'd be curious to know what props or visual aids other people bring, if any.

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Posted 10 November 2023 - 04:17 PM

Dont you mean an Orrey?

Model of the solar system ... i have two, one in brass , bought ..and one i made ..
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Posted 10 November 2023 - 08:18 PM

Dont you mean an Orrey?

 

I have an orrery, but I don't take that out. It's too fragile, too special. I meant tellurium (earth-moon-sun). I see it's also called a tellurion. Didn't take a picture. It lives in the car. 

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Posted 10 November 2023 - 08:28 PM

I gotcha.. i have a couple of these i made from scratch in metal / wood .. one i take to schools to demonstrate how moon rotates, eclipses.
Great learning tool .
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Posted 10 November 2023 - 08:36 PM

i have two, one in brass , bought ..and one i made ..

 

I shouldn't hijack my own thread, but can you show pictures? Always like a good orrery. 



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Posted 10 November 2023 - 09:04 PM

My handmade orrey is at the local library on display with my planet/ globes, with other items ..

The other ....IMG_20221216_125131333~2.jpg
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Posted 10 November 2023 - 09:06 PM

And yes , i made the base ..walnut top/ bottom , and center is skinned in balsa ..
Its sitting on pads as i dint want the feet to scratch the finish before cure ..

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Posted 13 November 2023 - 10:41 AM

My handmade orrey is at the local library on display with my planet/ globes, with other items ..

The other .... IMG_20221216_125131333~2.jpg

Just stunning! Would love to see and hear more about this and other orreries. That seems reasonably on-topic, since it is a prop for outreach purposes.

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