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The Human Orrery: A New Educational Tool for by D. J. Asher
 

Summary: Volume 5
Issue 2
The Human Orrery: A New Educational Tool for
Astronomy
by D. J. Asher
Armagh Observatory, Northern Ireland
M. E. Bailey
Armagh Observatory, Northern Ireland
A. A. Christou
Armagh Observatory, Northern Ireland
M. D. Popescu
Armagh Observatory, Northern Ireland
Received: 10/03/06, Revised: 01/07/07, Posted: 03/15/07
The Astronomy Education Review, Issue 2, Volume 5, 2006-2007
2007, D. J. Asher. Copyright assigned to the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy,
Inc.
Abstract
The Human Orrery is an innovative outdoor exhibit in the grounds of the Armagh Observatory in Northern
Ireland. Stainless steel disks mark the orbits of the classical planets, two comets, and the dwarf planet
Ceres with a high level of precision. The idea is to provide a large-scale interactive educational facility to

  

Source: Armagh Observatory

 

Collections: Physics