Helios Planetarium

Helios Planetarium
B8A34216

Product code: B8A34216

GBP499
GBP598.8 inc VAT
In stock
Quantity:

Product Description

A working model of the planetary system with a 'Star dome' making it a versatile aid for teaching basic astronomy. The planetarium comprises a circular base on which the model planets revolve around the Sun at their correct relative speeds. The upper edge of the base has a calendar and a degree scale for setting the planetary positions. The star dome is of the northern hemisphere.

  • Supplied with teaching manual covering history, the Sun, planets, comets and space exploration as well as useful tips for demonstration.
  • Complete with all accessories, and a 240V mains power unit fitted with double insulation and thermal cut-out for overload protection,
  • It is supplied with a star dome for the northern hemisphere.
  • This orrery is suitable from Key Stage 2 to University levels of education.

The model enables the study of the following topics:

  • The Planets in their orbits (length of a year, inferior and superior planets)
  • The phases of Venus
  • The Moon and its phases (external light source required)
  • Eclipse basics
  • Time - solar, sidereal and G.M.T.
  • The ecliptic and the Zodiacal constellations
  • How the planets appear to move against the night sky
  • Use of the Helios outside at night - where should the stars appear in the sky?

With the large Earth and Moon accessories that are included, you can also watch as the Earth rotates on its axis while the Moon orbits it every 29.5 'days'. Using an external light source (torch, projector), the larger size of Earth and Moon enables you to demonstrate the following events much more clearly:

  • Day and night
  • Shadows and the seasons
  • The Moon's month, phases and eclipses
  • The Pole Star, circumpolar stars and a nocturnal
  • The Moon and stars from different positions on Earth
  • The tides
  • Space travel

Further Information

Product Type
Planetarium
GBP499
GBP598.8 inc VAT
In stock
Quantity:

A working model of the planetary system with a 'Star dome' making it a versatile aid for teaching basic astronomy. The planetarium comprises a circular base on which the model planets revolve around the Sun at their correct relative speeds. The upper edge of the base has a calendar and a degree scale for setting the planetary positions. The star dome is of the northern hemisphere.

  • Supplied with teaching manual covering history, the Sun, planets, comets and space exploration as well as useful tips for demonstration.
  • Complete with all accessories, and a 240V mains power unit fitted with double insulation and thermal cut-out for overload protection,
  • It is supplied with a star dome for the northern hemisphere.
  • This orrery is suitable from Key Stage 2 to University levels of education.

The model enables the study of the following topics:

  • The Planets in their orbits (length of a year, inferior and superior planets)
  • The phases of Venus
  • The Moon and its phases (external light source required)
  • Eclipse basics
  • Time - solar, sidereal and G.M.T.
  • The ecliptic and the Zodiacal constellations
  • How the planets appear to move against the night sky
  • Use of the Helios outside at night - where should the stars appear in the sky?

With the large Earth and Moon accessories that are included, you can also watch as the Earth rotates on its axis while the Moon orbits it every 29.5 'days'. Using an external light source (torch, projector), the larger size of Earth and Moon enables you to demonstrate the following events much more clearly:

  • Day and night
  • Shadows and the seasons
  • The Moon's month, phases and eclipses
  • The Pole Star, circumpolar stars and a nocturnal
  • The Moon and stars from different positions on Earth
  • The tides
  • Space travel

Further Information

Product Type
Planetarium

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