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Hi

Has anyone seen the new mag out where you collect the parts to make an automated orrey?

I bought the first issue today and it looks really good :-)

http://www.build-solar-system.com/

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Post by Paul Millington »

Hi Dave,
Yes I have a copy it is very good. They are ment to have a tv add out.
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Post by KateTheGreatMate »

I have always wanted an orrery but they always look a bit plasticky to me (or the other end of the scale and made of solid silver and cost hundreds of pounds!) so will defintely try and get this.

I have had problems with magazines in the past though...People lose interest after a while so they stop printing them when you are half way though building something! Let's hope this doesn't happen...
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Hi Kate,
I was told it will take 52 issues to make complete the orrey.
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Post by NiteGawper »

So if it is 52 issues at £5.99 each - that's over £300...!! :shock:

I suppose as it's spread over time it's not such a hit on the wallet :D

And you have the fun of building it yourself!!

All the best,

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And its all solid brass as well so its worth it :-)

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Post by Eclipse »

I would subscribe to it but they will not deliver outside the UK.
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Its weekly so, i doubt they will cancel it. I just subscribed myself.

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There will be a flyer advertising the publication included with the April issue of the SPA magazine, Popular Astronomy. The flyer will have full subscription details together with subscriber 'special offers'. PA is due for distribution by end of this month.
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Its endorsed by Sir Patrick Moore and after my meeting with him today he heartily recommends it :-)

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Got my copy this morning....very excited about it!!

I can just hear all the sighs of despair coming from our long suffering partners as we spend the next year building it on cloudy nights and then spend all the cloudy nights after that watching it from the other end of the room with a pair of kiddies binoculars!!!

The magazine that comes with it is also a pretty interesting read!!

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Post by Rosanella »

Hampshire Astronomer wrote:Hi

Has anyone seen the new mag out where you collect the parts to make an automated orrey?

I bought the first issue today and it looks really good :-)

http://www.build-solar-system.com/

Dave
I bought the 1st copy today, and it looks very good. But I'm not sure if I want to get the whole think. I'll think about it :roll:

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Post by astro_dt »

Thanks for postinon this.
I've looked at kits before but they were 1300 not 300 pounds
However they were much smaller.

Can anyone confirm the dimensions of the finished model?

Thanks
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Post by martinss »

I think it is quite big - the sun is 45mm in diameter and the span of all the planets as far out as Eris is 266mm (from the centre of the sun to the centre of Eris). There is an actual size diagram inside the info book that comes with it. The height looks to be about the same.

Hope this helps.

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Cheers Martin, that does help, I need to think about this. If I build it, where to keep it!
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