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Sunday, December 9, 2012

Orrery

Let's see if this works
http://www.dynamicdiagrams.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/orrery_2011_bce.swf

You can toggle between Copernican and Tychonic centering. 

3 comments:

  1. I actually used that very orrery a lot while working on the first and second drafts of my novel http://morlockpublishing.com/the-book ...until in the third draft I decided it was too much work and ditched it. Chapters are no longer specified with exact dates in 2064, just months. Good enough for government work.

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  2. The Tychonic model is particularly interesting. The whole thing (and the formal equivalence of the two) reminds me of a bit of correspondence I engaged in a few years ago, which is reproduced here:

    http://bondwine.com/2007/05/20/astrophysics-in-pyrandain/

    You might be amused; and den again you moutn’t.

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