Armillary Sphere

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    • Papier mache, brass, wood

      19th century, Europe

      Rings of this handsome model can be turned to show the sun-centered orbits of Earth and its Moon. Many armillaries, with the Earth at center, extend the Earth’s polar axis, equator and ecliptic, and sometimes other features, into the celestial sphere.

      AMNH Hayden Planetarium Collection HP36

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