The Orbiter planetarium
model is a
scientific interactive model representing the relationship between the
earth, sun and moon. It is available as lighted astronomy model (corded or
battery operated), or unlighted model.
This gear-driven planetarium is suggested for use as a beginning model.
A few of the
many concepts that can be effectively demonstrated with this portable desktop
planetarium model are:
- How many days does
it takes the earth to revolve around the sun?
- The reason for the
occurrence of night and day.
- How the earth's revolution around the
sun and the tilt of its axis causes seasons.
- The variation in the length of daylight.
- The movement of the Earth around the sun from west to east.
- Why only
one side of the moon is seen from the Earth.
- How eclipses of the sun and moon
- Cause of the phases of the moon.
Sun diameter: 6"
Moon diameter: 1"
These are but a few of the many basic
phenomena which can be explained and demonstrated with either of these
elementary planetarium models. Recommended for children and adults interested
in learning more about the universe. An instruction book is included.