Orrery, 1798-1830
"This planetarium is said to have belonged to Margaret Maskelyne, daughter of Nevil Maskelyne the 5th Astronomer Royal. It may, therefore, have been used by her and other members of the family at the Royal Observatory. It consists of a baseplate, covered with engraved paper, with a central column supporting brass arms with models of the known planets and their satellites, surmounted with a brass sphere representing the Sun."
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Orrery, 1798-1830

"This planetarium is said to have belonged to Margaret Maskelyne, daughter of Nevil Maskelyne the 5th Astronomer Royal. It may, therefore, have been used by her and other members of the family at the Royal Observatory. It consists of a baseplate, covered with engraved paper, with a central column supporting brass arms with models of the known planets and their satellites, surmounted with a brass sphere representing the Sun."

National Maritime Museum

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