orrery orrery  /ˈɔ rə ri/

Definition(s):

  • (n) planetarium consisting of an apparatus that illustrates the relative positions and motions of bodies in the solar system by rotation and revolution of balls moved by wheelwork; sometimes incorporated in a clock

Usage(s):

  1. In 1771, a college without an orrery was as behind the times as a modern university without a cyclotron.
  2. The biggest construction in the exhibition is the Newsteadmanaton, subtitled Mad God Universe, a 4 m orrery designed by cartoonist Ralph Steadman and made by Keith Newstead.

News

  • Here’s the Latest Kepler Orrery Video: the Orbits of the Planets Go ‘Round and ‘Round

    If you’ve ever wanted to know what 3,538 exoplanets look like spinning around their stars, here you go! This is the third and latest installment of the mesmerizing Kepler Orrery videos by Daniel Fabrycky from the Kepler science team. It shows the relative sizes of the orbits and planets in the multi-transiting planetary systems discovered […]
    on November 6, 2013     Source: Universe Today

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Quotes

  • Phil Redmond, creative director and deputy chair of the Liverpool Culture Company, said: "The Orrery was designed to embody the richness and vibrancy of Liverpool's cultural offer by bringing together some of the many organisations who are helping...
    on Jun 25, 2008 By: Phil Redmond Source: Liverpool City Council

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