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Who made the first orrery?

Last Updated: 27th March, 2020

George Graham

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Then, when was the Orrery invented?

Charles Boyle It is accepted that the first orrery was invented by the English clockmaker and inventor George Graham (c. 1674–1751) around 1704.

what is an orrery maker? Orrery, a mechanical device used to show the motions of bodies within the solar system. The orrery was invented in the early 18th century by George Graham, an instrument-maker in England. The device was named for Charles Boyle, fourth Earl of Orrery, for whom one was constructed.

Consequently, who made the first model of the solar system?


What is an orrery used for?

Orrery, mechanical model of the solar system used to demonstrate the motions of the planets about the Sun, probably invented by George Graham (d. 1751) under the patronage of Charles Boyle, 4th Earl of Orrery. In use for several centuries, the device was formerly called a planetarium.

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