Build a Model Earth, Moon & Sun Orbiter
Each weekly issue of Build a Model Earth, Moon & Sun Orbiter comes with the components you need to build a modern version of a classical tellurion – an accurate working model of the Earth, Moon and Sun system, designed to predict solar and lunar eclipses and demonstrate the rotation and orbits of Earth and the Moon.
Inside the Magazine
Each week, along with the lastest parts for your model, you will receive a 24-page full colour magazine containing assembly instructions and in-depth articles about space.
Detailed, step-by-step instructions for each assembly stage of the model.
Travel to the farthest reaches of the solar system. Starting from the Sun, we take you on a tour of the solar system’s marvels and mysteries. Find out all the most up-to-date information on the planets, dwarf planets, moons, asteroids and much more.
Turn to the Image Gallery for jaw-dropping space photography and photorealistic artworks. Future issues include spectacular images from the Hubble Space Telescope as well as the biggest and best of the Earth-based observatories.
Trace the history and development of astronomy from its birth in prehistoric monuments to the high-tech science of space probes and satellites. Find out about the life and works of the greatest astronomers from Copernicus to Hawking.
A new constellation with every issue, including information on all the most fascinating celestial objects found within it and practical tips on how best to observe it. Explore the night skies with specially commissioned star maps.
Earth Axis, Support Arm and 18-Tooth Gear
54-Tooth Chamfered Gear an Steel Bearings
14-Tooth Sprocket, Spacer Tubes and Locking Collar
91-Tooth Gear for the Earth-Moon System
Brass Spindle ollar, Feet, Large Washer and Screws
Moon Pillars, Steel Bearings and Screws
Solar Eclipse Gear
Moon, Moon Axis and Wheel
Moon, Moon Axis and Wheel
91-Tooth Gear for the Central Shaft
Central Shaft, Brass Collar abdb
2-Tooth Gear, 22-Tooth Chain Sprocket, 23-Tooth Gear
18-Tooth Chain Sprocket, Brass Spacers and Washer
21-Tooth and 24-Tooth Gears
Moon Pillar Support Ring
Moon Pillar Support Ring
19mm Steel Bearings, Washers and 6mm Screws
102-Tooth Gear to Rotate the Main Earth Arm
Model Sun for your Earth, Moon & Sun Orbiter
Central Column and Central Shaft
Central Column Support and Temporary Plastic Feet
91-Tooth Gear for the Sun's Central Shaft
Brass Collars for the Sun's Central Shaft
160-Tooth Gear for the Sun's Central Shaft
Engraved drum Plate and Year Counter Cover Plate
Section One of Drum
Engraved Drum Plate and Year Counter Cover Plate
Year Counter Mounting Block, Mounts and Gear Train
The Model's Year Counter (Odometer)
Center Shaft and Gear Components
Components for your Anomalistic Month Indicator
Anomalistic Month Indicator
Components for the Drive Shaft and Gears
The Model Orbiter's Three Brass-Plated Legs
Drive Motor and Pre-Assembled Gearbox
On-Off-Reversing Switch and Speed Control System
Three 76mm Base Bolts
14-Tooth Chain Sprocket, 20-Tooth Gear, Brass Spacers
14-tooth chain sprocket and locking spacer
158 Tooth gear
Sun-mounting spindle and date pointer
LED Ill uminating sun with Battery box
Power adaptor and eclipse fine-tuning stickers
Introducing our working Solar System model
Explore the mysteries of our solar system movements with this limited edition orrery, in which the movements of the planets are represented with astronomical accuracy.
Electrically powered, this attractive and completely individual piece is built to last and will become a family heirloom.
The per issue prices area as follows:
Solar System UK price 99p for issue 1, £3.99 for issue and £6.99 for issue 3 to 52.
Build a Model Earth, Moon & Sun Orbiter collector UK price £7.99 from issue 53 onwards.
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Build A Precision Mechanical Solar System, Database Factory,Unit 4, Pullman Business Park, Pullman Way, Ringwood, Hampshire BH24 1HD. Alternatively you can call or email our Customer Services Teams.
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The premium subscription is an exclusive offer giving you the opportunity to receive additional gifts throughout the collection by paying only £1.00 (Eire €1.50) extra per issue. That means as a premium subscriber you will get all of the benefits of a regular subscription, plus you receive the telescope and the planisphere. This offer is subject to availability while stock lasts.
Yes, as a premium subscriber you will receive 5 free gifts PLUS the telescope and the planisphere. This offer is subject to availability while stock lasts.
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Your model solar system will be complete in 52 issues. From issue 53 onwards, you will be able to build a Sun, Moon & Earth Orbiter’
We have assembly videos on our website to help you build your model solar system. If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to contact customer services.
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