Ursa Model of the Solar System - Sun - Helsinki, Finland
Posted by: Mikkozzz
N 60° 13.270 E 024° 51.360
35V E 381225 N 6677971
Quick Description: Ursa Astronomical Association and City of Helsinki have planned and set up the model of the solar system in Helsinki. The scale is 1 : 1 000 000 000 thus planet Neptune is roughly 4,5 km from the Sun.
Date Posted: 3/1/2010 6:59:15 AM
Waymark Code: WM8AJ4
The model of the Sun is a ball 140 cm in diameter placed atop a 20 m tall pillar at the Patterimäki. Because of this, the model rises over 50 m above sea level and is therefore visible (at least if using binoculars) to even the most distant planet models.
Bus 14 from city centre has its terminus nearby. An other option is to take commuter train A (or L) from Central to Pitäjänmäki station.
The most practical way to tour all the models is by bicycle. There are bicycling maps with the locations of the planets at each of the planets with informational sign.
On top of Patterimäki hill in Pajamäki suburb
Bus 14 from city centre has its terminus nearby
To-Scale by distance: yes
To-Scale by Size: yes
Is the model an Orrery?: no
Web Page: [Web Link]
24 hours a day year around.
Admission Fee: 0.00 (listed in local currency)
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