Royal Eise Eijsenga Planetarium in Franeker receives Orrery Planetarium Zuylen Burgh Old Pillars.
The Eise Eisinga Planetarium in Franeker is from the collection of Planetarium Zuylen Burgh received a beautiful contemporary version of the Orrery James Ferguson (1710-1776).
This planetarium instruments were made for educational reasons. The movements of the sun, earth and moon can be made easily. Clearly such an instrument Even things like the origin of the seasons, phases of the moon and even solar and lunar eclipses to explain clearly. As a kind of extra feature this tool offers the possibility to determine. The date of Easter This date is related to the phases of the moon.
The instrument table was created by Piet Jan de Ruiter, the clockmaker who was also responsible for the construction of Planetarium Zuylen Burgh in Ancient Pillars, a planetarium inspired by the famous Eise Eisinga Planetarium.
Planetarium Ferguson is a beautiful and useful addition to the explanation, receiving visitors to the Eise Eisinga Planetarium. The instrument gives the possibility to show, making it sometimes difficult jobs can be explained. Simply the movements of the heavenly bodies accelerated It has been a nice place in the Planetarium Chamber.
The donation is the result of the pleasant cooperation with Bert Degenaar Planetarium Zuylen Burgh and Adrie Warmenhoven of hetEise Eisinga Planetarium, two institutions that both focus on the popularization of astronomy.
Caption: Bert Degenaar (left), Planetarium Zuylen Burgh and Adrie Warmenhoven at the planetarium instrument.