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WHAT IN THE WORLD IS AN ORRERY?
By Ken Drummond
An Orrery is a model of the Solar System, usually constructed as a clock-work mechanism that sits on a desktop. A large, outdoor “human” Orrery is located just a few hundred yards before the north entrance to Joshua Tree National Park at SKY’S THE LIMIT Observatory and Nature Center in Twentynine Palms, California. This Orrery is visible from space! Zoom in with
Google Earth and you will see it.