Civilizations throughout history have used armillary spheres for astronomy. An armillary is, in its most basic form, a skeletal representation of the heavens. An Earth or Sun forms the center, while various rings and celestial bodies surround it. Scientists used armillary spheres as teaching tools to solve astronomical problems with a crude degree of accuracy. Though such tools are essentially rendered obsolete in the world of science today, armillary spheres continue to function as artistic accents in your landscaping and decorating. Explore our selection of armillary spheres, as well as our ornate stands and pedestals.