Armillary Sphere and Planetarium, 1731.

Made:
1731 in London
maker:
Jonathan Sisson
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Copernican armilliary sphere and planetarium, 1731
Science Museum Group Collection
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Copernican armilliary sphere and planetarium, 1731
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Copernican armilliary sphere and planetarium, 1731
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Copernican armilliary sphere and planetarium, 1731
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Copernican armilliary sphere and planetarium, 1731
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Copernican armilliary sphere and planetarium, 1731
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Copernican armilliary sphere and planetarium, 1731
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Copernican Armillary sphere and planetarium, made by Jonathan Sisson, London, England, 1731

Copernican armilliary sphere and planetarium, 1731. This sphere was made by Jonathan Sisson for Frederick, Prince of Wales, father of the future George III. It is Copernican, having the Sun at the centre. The Earth, Moon and other planets can rotate about the Sun. The horizontal outer ring is engraved with the calendar, the signs of the zodiac, and the points of the compass. The signs of the zodiac are shown eleven days earlier than at present owing to the change from the Julian to the Gregorian calendar in 1752.

Details

Category:
King George III
Object Number:
1927-1654
Materials:
brass, steel and iron
Measurements:
overall: 775 mm x 610 mm diameter, 14.64 kg
type:
armillary sphere
credit:
King's College, London