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Solar System, Opava, Czech Republic
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61
N 49° 56.333 E 017° 54.143
33U E 708254 N 5535874
Quick Description: Solar System Model in Opava
Location: Moravskoslezský kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 8/30/2012 12:53:41 PM
Waymark Code: WMF6CW
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Thorny1
Views: 52

Long Description:
You have chance to see some interesting places in Opava (visit link) and also acquainted with the entire solar system. How is this possible? There is 1:626 576 000 solar system model in and around Opava which enable you to see some interesting places and get an idea of just how incredibly humungous the solar system really is.

The Sun, represented by a ball (230cm across) on the fountain in Horní Square in front of the Hláska Building, lies at the centre of the solar system. Mercury, a tiny sphere 0.8cm across can be found near the Silesian Theatre in Horní Square. Venus is represented by a 2cm ball near the Chapel of St Elizabeth at the Fish Market. A model of the Earth, also 2cm across, is located in front of the arcading in Dvorák park; 62cm from that is the Moon, a mere 0.6cm across. From the Sun to the Earth and Moon we have travelled 240m. Mars is a 1.1cm ball located in front of the rectorate of the University of Silesia. The planet Jupiter, a whopping 24cm across, can be located in the Municipal park in front of the sports hall, while a 20cm Saturn waits on the side of a hill beneath the Church of Sts Peter and Paul in Jaktar. The model of Uranus measuring 8.5cm across stands opposite the Monuments to the Czechoslovak Defensive Line and Army in Milostovice, an 8cm Neptune adorning a park between the church and the House of Culture in Steborice. Even Pluto, the most distant object in the solar system and promoted to planet status in 2006, is represented by a 3.6mm speck at the entrance to the arboretum in Nový Dvur, around 9.5km from the centre of Opava where we started.
Opava, Czech Republic

To-Scale by distance: yes

To-Scale by Size: yes

Is the model an Orrery?: no


Admission Fee: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Web Page: Not listed

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