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Mercury Wells

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Orrery on your Computer
« on: February 11, 2011, 07:09:31 pm »
Might be of some enjoyment to somebody :)
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I dont know if it can saved and used as a screen saver?
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Re: Orrery on your Computer
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2011, 07:19:01 pm »
I just spent a good 10 minutes just looking at that.  8)
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Re: Orrery on your Computer
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2011, 07:28:23 pm »
How much more interesting to watch is the Tychonian version though?  Almost makes me sorry it was completely wrong.
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Re: Orrery on your Computer
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2011, 07:29:28 pm »
Wow!  Great link!  Added to my favorites list. 

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Re: Orrery on your Computer
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2011, 07:32:07 pm »
Also with the Tychonian model- several times a year Mars and the Moon collide  8)  That would be an awesome astronomical display to watch.  Sure, the fall-out from it would cause all manner of havoc (I wouldn't like to be on the receiving end of a chunk of hurtling Lunar or Martian rock), but imagine how epic a last five minutes of life as we know it that would make for.  

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Re: Orrery on your Computer
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2011, 07:35:05 pm »
Btw, I forgot to add...you can alter paramiters on there, by clicking on the greyed out words.  ;D

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Re: Orrery on your Computer
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2016, 07:30:05 am »
I am very late to this party, looking for information on Orreries.  Noticed this posting and when to click on the link.  I got that unfortunate 404 error.  I was hoping someone had the content or if they knew where the original item might be found now.

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Re: Orrery on your Computer
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2016, 12:20:12 pm »
Looks like Dynamic Diagrams hasn't had an update since March 2012 - The internet is a fickle thing and web sites come & go, many just vegetate until such time as the server crashes or someone doesn't renew the registration.

However, some sites get scraped and archived - Fortunately, the Orrery has been saved for posterity: https://web.archive.org/web/20140102151636/http://www.dynamicdiagrams.com/work/orrery/ - Rgere is even a screensaver for those that run Windows.
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Re: Orrery on your Computer
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2016, 01:47:03 pm »
How about an orrery on your wrist, as worn by Matt Damon at the Oscars for Martian. markf

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Re: Orrery on your Computer
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