Fulton's Orrery

Fulton’s Orrery is a 3-dimensional model of our solar system, showing the positions and movements of the Sun, planets and moons, as they were understood in the 1820s. 

One of the largest and most complicated orreries in the world, it is even more remarkable because it was made by self-taught John Fulton as a young man. Born in Ayrshire in 1800, Fulton began to make orreries when he was a teenager. His imagination and dedication to his work resulted in him becoming one of the greats of the Scottish Enlightenment.​​
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