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orrery

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  • 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

  • In 1771, a college without an orrery was as behind the times as a modern university without a cyclotron.
  • The Smithsonian had originally intended an orrery, the globular celestial map made of intersecting rings and developed for the 17th century Earl of Orrery, for the front of the .
  • Ever since the orrery was installed in Nassau Hall in 1771, students have gathered to observe the movements of the planets, represented by small brass and ivory balls, as they .
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  • Phil Redmond in Liverpool City Council
    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...

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