Ancient Forms of Orreries.- Development of Scientific and Astronomical Instruments.- Tompion and Tellurions.- The Age of Clocks and Precision Engineering.- George Graham, the Clockmaker.- John Rowley and the Earl of Orrery.- The Earl of Orrery.- Orreries.- The Legacy.
Dr. Tony Buick is a chemist by profession, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemists. He is the author of the first and second editions of "How to Photograph the Moon and Planets with your Digital Camera" (Springer, 2011) and has had many astronomy and photography articles published, most recently in the Sky at Night magazine: "How to photograph the ISS." In addition he has written for MENSA magazine, the Society for Popular Astronomy and various other magazines and journals. He began his retirement by returning to a lifelong interest in astronomy and has encouraged young and old to observe and understand the sky, especially while teaching science, computing and geography in a local school. Indeed, it was at that school where he showed the children at his science club how to make a human orrery and demonstrated the construction of an orrery from bits and pieces found around the house. This interest took hold and led to the research that forms the foundation of this book. He has a wide range of interests from the infinite - through a telescope - to the infinitesimal - through a microscope - and has published articles on tardigrades, robust microscopic animals that can even survive in space.