A teaching Planetarium on a Desktop.
A motorized model of the planetary system combined with a star
dome. Teaches basic and advanced astronomy concepts.
Standard Model Helios Planetarium includes North dome
Accessories for the Helios include:
- HP-N Extra North Dome
- HP-S Extra South Dome
- HP-TM Extra teaching manual
- BB-333 Converter from 110/220 volts to 6 volts DC
- #500 Plug adapter kit for overseas users
(Model HP1 is equiped with a USA electrical plug with 110 volts)
- Model planets rotate at their correct relative speeds.
- Includes working models of the Earth, Earth-Moon system,
planets, stars, tides, spaceflight
- 72 page Teaching Handbook included
Daylight and the Seasons (Earth Model)
- As the earth rotates on its inclined axis, sunlight can be simulated
using a flashlight.
- Demonstrates day, night and seasons
- Changing shadow lengths explained
The Sun and Planets (Orrery model)
- Features lighted sun and models of Earth, Moon, asteroids and
planets from Mercury to Saturn which revolve at their correct
- Planets can be positioned around the Sun for any year and month
- Speed and direction of rotation of planets can be controlled.
- Compelling demonstration of spacecraft path from Earth to Mars.
- Planets can be added and removed for specifi c demonstrations.
Phases of the Moon, Eclipses and Tides
- Demonstrates rotation of the moon
around the earth
- Demonstrates moon phases
- Creation of the tides
The Night Sky (Star domes)
- Star domes illustrate positions
of stars and constellations
- Lines of right ascension and
declination, ecliptic, celestial
- Students look through the dome
to observe “the real night sky”.
NOTE: The Helios operates on 6 – “D” batteries
for portability or from 110-220 volt line voltage using the supplied converter.