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Musser Copernican Planetarium

Auction:
2502
Lot:
527
Sold for:
$4,740$4,000

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2502
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
May 01, 2010 10:00AM

Description:

Musser Copernican Planetarium, Scientific Space Industries, c 1960, the model 500 planetarium in heavy plastic casing features motorized planetary motions of Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn through the calendar year with two additional Mylar overlays for tracking major constellations and meteor streams, ht. 25, wd. 21 in.

Note: According to internet sources, these teaching tools were designed by Clair O. Musser and were only available for purchase at the 1962 World's Fair.
Estimate $1,500-2,500

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Musser Copernican Planetarium, Scientific Space Industries, internet sources, Clair O. Musser, Astronomy, Jupiter, Mars, Observation, Planet, Planetarium, Saturn