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Early man, looking at the heavens, believed the stars were fixed to the inside surface of a rotating sphere. From a modern perspective it's pretty strange to assume that our world is the center of the Universe. We now know that we live on the fringe of a nearly infinite and ever expanding universe. Armillary spheres have the earth positioned inside a mesh of bronze hoops, symbolizing the course of the planets as known at the time. The course of the Sun is shown by a wide band called the ecliptic circle. Armillary or astronomical spheres go back to B.C. Greece. They make great gifts & impressive decorations. They are popular for corporate events & parties.