Grand Orrery by John Rowley

Grand Orrery by John Rowley

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Credit: The General magazine of arts and sciences/NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY/ SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Grand Orrery by John Rowley. Historical artwork showing the Grand Orerry as it was first made by the English Instrument maker John Rowley. An orrery is a mechanical model of the solar system that illustrates or predicts the relative positions and motions of the planets and moons.

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