Friday, May 25, 2007



When I came home from work, and turned the TV on (first thing I do…news tonight had it watching TV raises blood sugar, and this found studying diabetic kids!) and the movie Tomb Raider was on towards the very end. It has a time travel scene, and Laura Croft goes back in time to see her Dad….shades of Dr. Who Episode 8 last night!

Well, I wanted to study the plot, so I google that up and a site explains that the contraption spinning around in the final scenes is an orrey.

Didn’t know what that was, and googled that! It’s a mechainical solar system model, and that got me to reading again about that ancient Greek astrolab, who's story is here:

Which then leads to a bit on the Mayan Doomesday, December 21, 2012. Which is here:

Whole problem seems to be the solar system is passing through the plane of the Milky Way galaxy!

Illustration is by old artist James Wright, A Philosopher Giving a Lecture on the Orrey.

Horry stole the series from the Suns…

Tree in the Door
May 25, 2007

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