Date & Time - Orrery

Description: An 'orrery' is a device that models the postion of the Sun and Moon in the Zodiac. That is what this Widget does, but it also allows to travel forward through time to see time pass before your eyes. Clicking on the text will also display detailed rise/set/transit times. Make sure your location is set correctly in the preference panel or it won't know where you are!
Author: gandreas
Version: 1.1.
New in v1.1.: 1.1.1 - Fix problems with 10.4.3
Uploaded on: November 2nd 2005 at 3:50 PM
Rating: (4 stars)   [Show Detailed Ratings]
Downloads: 1922 (all versions), 1139 (this version)
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Very cool... a few questions:

Is there a way to close the drawer once it's opened?

When I press '+' and '-', it animates as expected... but the intervals of the steps are not always clear, so perhaps some indication of this would be helpful.

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So I think the graphics are very slick, but overall the UI could feel smoother, also I think the way the drawer acts during the flip transition needs very much to be changed. Now it is totally distracting; to me it looks like a bug that a part of the front <div> is showing up on the backside.

My rating now is:

5 stars for design !
5 stars for creativity !
2 stars for functionality smiley

Posted by: cerberus on Aug 25, 05 (7:28 PM) for version 1.0 (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

Very useful ! Would be perfect if one could hide the drawer and the clock displayed 24-hour time.

Posted by: Gilles on Sep 20, 05 (6:16 AM) for version 1.0 (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

why is the top half blue?

Posted by: IanTheMacFan on Nov 03, 05 (8:37 PM) for version 1.1. (current version)  

Thank you for taking the time to create such a useful and beautiful widget. i would really love it to show the house the moon is in or whether it is void of course. You could put the data as symbols on your 2nd moon line so you don't have to take up too much more space i.e.
X
Y
X-Y
there latterrepresenting the moon being void between X and Y

What would be really cool would be able to click on this symbol and get a reading which is standard for the moon's like "A good time to be attending to book-keeping , precision work, etc" I could help with the values for each house if you like.

There is no help button. One linking to your website would be good. I could help with writing help instruction, though I don't know how to make widgets, I do know how to teach people how things work.

No help = I clicked on everything and could not find the preference to tell it where I was. A "location" button would be good on the dial somewhere, handy for travellers to quickly change.

Once again thank you. I hope I haven't said to much.

Posted by: DjidiDjidi on Oct 27, 06 (10:20 AM) for version 1.1. (current version)   View Detailed Rating

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