The model as seen by Google’s “Street View”

Google Earth is a fantastic tool for helping plan and visualise things like this. here’s a tour of our Scale Solar System Model using its “Street View” facility…

First, the inner solar system…

Next we come to Jupiter…

… and further on we come to Saturn…

Next on our solar system tour is the location of the Pluto-bound “New Horizons” spaceprobe… it will be between Saturn and Uranus on the date of our model…

And where will Neptune be? Close to the historic Parish Church…

And then of course we come to Pluto, right at the end of the Waterside path…

Pluto is the most distant solar system object that will be physically represented in our model, but we’ve mapped out the locations of several other bodies beyond it, keeping the same scale. Here’s where the dwarf planets “Haumea”, “Makemake” and “Eris” would be in our model, if we were cruel enough to exile someone to these places so far out of the middle of town…! 🙂

We hope you’ll come and join us on the Big Day!

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