1960's Celestial Globe

This vintage celestial globe functions as a device to show the relationship of the sun and earth throughout the year. All 88 constellations are shown on a clear globe which surrounds the earth. Inside the sun can revolve around the earth. The galactic equator is shown in red and the earth is on the yellow elliptical line--both equinoxes are shown. On top of the unit sits a functioning compass that is very accurate. The globe rotates and the galactic equator can be moved up to 85 degrees. Makes a great display piece, but is also highly functional and educational. Measures: 13.5" H x 10.5" diameter

Posted on June 14, 2013 .