Equatorial Ring

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Model of Ptolemy's ring used to measure the length of the year.
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[M/L | t/t+ | ★★★★]
Static model of site; can be used with light source to simulate a mid-summer's morning.
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Tycho Brahe's Sextant

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Scale replica of Brahe's instrument.

Astrolabe Model

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Device to locate planets in heavens; large scale reproduction of mediaeval instrument.

Eudoxos Hipoped Machine

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Electrically driven machine to represent retrograde planetary motion according to Aristotle's theory of concentric spheres.
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Ptolemaic Epicycle Machine

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Driven model of Earth and Jupiter's motion based on Ptolemy's epicycle theory.
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Armillary Sphere

[M/L | t/t | ★★★]
Model to show celestial sphere; larger version has capacity to show lunar motions.
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Copernican Orrery

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Driven model of Earth-planet system based on Copernican theories for retrograde motion.

Shadow Orrery

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Projection of planetary shadows from illuminated Earth illustrates Copernican theory of retrograde motion.

Kepler's Machine

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Working model to show Kepler's 1st and 2nd laws and the equivalence of the area law to the law of equants.
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Kepler's Universe

[M | t | ★★]
Model of the solar system based on the five perfect solids.
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