Solar System to Scale

October 23, 2019

Solar System to Scale

Solar System to Scale - Mars

A new cosmic art installation on campus represents our solar system and bridges the arts and sciences in an astronomical way, thanks to a generous gift from M. Andrew (Andy)'64 '67 and Sandra (Sandy) L. Ross '70.

"The Solar System to Scale" comprises 10 mixed-media kiosks that begin with a “sun” kiosk on Woodruff Avenue outside the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Chemistry Building (CBEC) and end with a “Pluto" kiosk near the Chadwick Arboretum Learning Gardens on West Campus. The spacing between the kiosks is a to-scale representation of each planet's distance from the sun.  Map of locations >>

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