Astronomical model, orbit of Icarus, wood / paper / metal, used at and made by Sydney Observatory, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, date unknown. An astronomical model demonstrating the orbit of the minor planet Icarus in relation to that of Earth. The model consists of a circular piece of plywood fixed flat on top of a wood and metal stand that has been painted black. A wedge shaped section has been removed from the circular plywood piece. Fixed at an angle into the area where the section has been removed is an oval piece of plywood. The surface of each of the plywood pieces has been covered in paper. Lines have been drawn and annotations written on the paper surface of the model.
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(Accession num: H10276)
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