Exoplanetarium Orrery by Joshua Hudak
Exoplanetarium by Joshua Hudak
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The Orrery: A Clockwork Universe

An orrery is a clockwork-driven model of the solar system. These devices date back to the early 1700s, and have been used as both scientific instruments and a objects of curiosity. Orreries can be made in various styles, demonstrating the relative orbits of the Earth to the Sun, or to other planets and moons. An orrery to me represents an ideal balance between art and science.

My path to becoming an orrery artist has been paved with passion, curiosity and imagination. I use this unique art form to tell lasting stories that are distinctive to each piece.

To build these devices, I step outside of our own world and beyond the boundaries of our local planets.

Fantasy Orrery

Exoplanetariums: Orreries from Across Space and Time

Exoplanets are any planets outside our solar system. There are likely trillions of exoplanets in the universe.

Inspired by the endless creative possibilities of exoplanets, my work represents the realm of worlds yet to be discovered. I call my creations exoplanetariums, combining not only art and science, but the past and the future, the real and the imagined.

Purchasing an Exoplanetarium Orrery

Each exoplanetarium orrery is custom made. To understand the worlds you’re looking for, I’d love to connect with you.

Models with a six-inch diameter wood base tend to cost between $1,200 and up, depending on the complexity involved. Models with a seven-inch diameter wood base tend to cost $2,000 and up.

Factors that affect complexity are whether or not you have specific colors or a layout in mind, customization of engravings, number and size of suns, planets, moons, and additional mechanisms like an orbiting moon, for example.

Please email me with inquiries at