Monday, February 27, 2012


An orrery, here in LEGO form by V&A Steamworks, is a clockwork model of the solar system, showing the relative motions of the planets and moons. The name comes from the fact that one of the first modern versions was built in the early 18th century for the Earl of Orrery.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Stephen Hawking

Sorry for the delay in posting. Let's follow up those two different Einstein mosaics with other great scientists. I can't believe I've never post Iain Heath's Stephen Hawking. Raise your hand if you've got A Brief History of Time on your bookshelf.

Thursday, February 2, 2012