Anchorage Light Speed Planet Walk - Pluto - Anchorage, Alaska, USA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member KJKlock
N 61° 09.238 W 150° 03.312
5V E 658463 N 6783505
Quick Description: This waymark is part of the Light Speed Planet Walk. This is station #9 - Pluto.
Location: Alaska, United States
Date Posted: 9/26/2009 12:37:53 AM
Waymark Code: WM7A4K
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Mark1962
Views: 9

Long Description:
The Anchorage Light Speed Planet Walk is a scale model of our solar system. Taking the walk, you experience the relative size of the planets and their distance from the Sun. The scale was chosen so that a leisurely walking pace mimics the speed of light. On this scale, each step equals the distance light travels in one second (300,000 kilometers or 186,000 miles).
It should take you about 8 minutes to walk from the Sun station at 5th and G to the Earth station at 5th and K, just as it takes 8 minutes for a light beam to travel from the real Sun to the real Earth. Similarly, it takes you and a light beam 5 1/2 hours to reach Pluto at Kincaid Park.
Of course, you can hop on your bike, roller blades or skis, and travel the distance at warp speed!
Address:
Start/end of the Coastal Trail at the Kincaid Chalet
Anchorage, AK USA
99501


To-Scale by distance: yes

To-Scale by Size: yes

Is the model an Orrery?: no

Web Page: [Web Link]

Hours:
24/7


Admission Fee: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

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