Sagan Planet Walk - Ithaca, New York
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PTCRAZY
N 42° 26.389 W 076° 29.824
18T E 376872 N 4699696
Quick Description: This solar system display is located in the downtown Ithaca and was created in honor of Carl Sagan, a member of the Ithaca community for over 30 years. This display starts at "Ithaca Commons" and ends at the Ithaca Sciencenter, 1.2 kilometers away.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 4/15/2009 8:54:45 PM
Waymark Code: WM676P
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Mark1962
Views: 9

Long Description:
The Sagan Planet Walk is a walking scale model of the solar system that covers a distance of 1200 meters, with the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars being located in the "Ithaca Commons" area, then Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto being located at specific distances between the Commons and the Sciencenter. A high quality NASA photograph of each planet, in scale size, is located inside a plexiglass window, located atop a concrete pedestal. On each pedestal is information relating to the specific planet, from size, distance from the sun, composition and other unique details of each planet. The Sciencenter has created a map that details the location of each planet display for those who would like to take the 1.2 kilometer walk.
Address:
from Ithaca Commons at Green Street
to Ithaca Sciencenter at 601 First Street
Ithaca, NY USA
14850


To-Scale by distance: yes

To-Scale by Size: yes

Web Page: [Web Link]

Hours:
The Sagan Planet Walk is open to the public 24/7 as it is located in public areas in the downtown Ithaca area. The Sciencenter hours are as follows:
Sunday Noon - 5:00 pm
Monday Closed
(Open holiday Mondays*
and Mondays in July & August)
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Is the model an Orrery?: Not Listed

Admission Fee: Not Listed

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