Richard Glynne (18th century) Armillary sphere-orrery, ca. 1720 Oxford, Museum of the History of Science, inv. 57605  This instrument is a combination of an armillary sphere and a new kind of planetarium called an orrery. It demonstrates the structure of the Copernican universe.

Richard Glynne (18th century) Armillary sphere-orrery, ca. 1720 Oxford, Museum of the History of Science, inv. 57605 This instrument is a combination of an armillary sphere and a new kind of planetarium called an orrery. It demonstrates the structure of the Copernican universe.

This lovely orrery mirrors the style of the Grand Orreries commissioned in the 18th century.

This lovely orrery mirrors the style of the Grand Orreries commissioned in the 18th century.

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