Learn more about the Orrery

What is an Orrery?

An Orrery is a a mechanical model of the solar system, or of just the sun, earth, and moon, used to represent their relative positions and motions. 

Start building a working model of the solar system as we know it, in which the movements of the planets are represented with astronomical accuracy. Electrically powered, this attractive and completely individual piece is built to last and will become a family heirloom.

Complete in 52 issues, each part comes with the components you need to build this modern interpretation of a classical orrery as well as a collector’s magazine, full of in-depth features and stunning space images.

Go Platinum and receive a Telescope worth $70!

As a subscriber you get the exclusive opportunity to upgrade your subscription and receive this telescope and planisphere for only $1 extra per issue. You will receive this exclusive telescope, stand in 4 shipments whilst building your model solar system.

Take a close-up look at the solar system with this high-quality telescope. The precision optics allow you to see distant stars clearly, making star tracking easy and fun. Equipped with two eyepieces (4mm and 20mm), the main barrel holds a 70mm objective Barlow lens. The scope also comes with its own heavy-duty full height tripod.