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The history of the planetarium has come on by two different ways reaching back to antiquity. On one hand, it was the precise reproduction of the starry sky on celestial charts and globes. On the other hand, it is the simulation of the planetary system, in particular: the motion of the planets back and forth in time. The combination of both was accomplished, when small clock-like devices came up in the 16th century, the so-called "Orreries".