An armillary sphere (variations are known as spherical astrolabe,
armilla, or armil) is a model of objects in the sky (in the celestial
sphere), consisting of a spherical framework of rings, centerd
on the earth, that represent lines of celestial longitude and
latitude and other astronomically important features such as
the ecliptic. As such, it differs from a celestial globe, which
is a smooth sphere whose principal purpose is to map the constellations. The
Greenwich Armillary is reminiscent of formal European examples
found in Colonial Williamsburg's antique collection.
Aluminum with Verdi Finish
Although the stand shown in the photo above
is no longer available, we have a similar stand that is round,
not fluted that we will include at no charge except for shipping
@ $28.00. This will be a separate shipment from the Armillary.