Show/HideSearch Criteria: All Waymarks [show search options]
Additional Settings: all dates
Show/HideCategories [hide category]
Solar System Models
 allows ratings
Managed By: Icon Here Solar System Watchers
Description:
Have you seen a permanent 3-D model of our Solar System? Waymark it here.
Expanded Description:

We're looking for permanent 3-dimensional depictions of our Solar System. These should either be to-scale by size and/or to-scale by distance between planets. We will also gladly accept Orreries even if they are not to scale if they are permanent displays at a museum, park, art museum or other public place. An Orrery is a model of the solar system, usually mechanically showing movement of the planets and moons to show how their movements relate to each other. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orrery for more details.

Here is an example of a model to-scale by distance:


This model is located in Escanaba, MI and has informational signs placed at a scale of 1' equals 865,000 miles.

Here are other examples of acceptable models:

http://www.otford.org/solarsystem/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Orrery_small.jpg
http://www.efn.org/~jack_v/index.html

Here is an example of what we're NOT looking for:

In cases where the scale is such that the station farthest from the sun is approximately one kilometer (app. .62 mile or app. 3280 feet) away (approximately 1:6 billion scale if Pluto is the outermost station), then all of the separate stations in the model can be waymarked separately to encourage visitors to visit all of them. Please note that this distance is an approximation and exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis. Generally, if you are standing at the outermost station (Pluto, Oort Cloud, Neptune, the Voyager Spacecraft) and cannot see the station for the Sun due to distance, hills, trees, buildings or other obstructions, then we will allow separate waymarks.

Instructions for Posting a Solar System Models Waymark:

Personally visit the solar system in question.

Provide us with
Name - Please use a naming convention like: Name of Model - City, State/Province, Country or in the case of waymarking different planets when the model is larger than a 1/2 mile: Name of Model - Object in model - City, State/Province, Country. Examples: Escanaba Walk of Planets - Escanaba, MI, USA and Escanaba Walk of Planets - Pluto - Escanaba, MI, USA
1) GPS coordinates obtained by you with a handheld GPSr at the site as close as possible to the sun (or to the planet being waymarked if waymarking the planets separately.) If the model is indoors, then the coordinates should be to the nearest entrance and instructions on how to reach the model should be given. If you cannot take coordinates at the actual model, then please explain this and also explain where the coordinates were taken in the long description.
2) At least two quality photos of the model. One should be of an informational sign describing the model if present and the other of the model itself. Please feel free to provide more. These photos must have been taken by you. Do not include yourself or you GPS in these two photos. Feel free to upload additional photos with you and/or your GPS in them if you like. (Please note: in cases where photography is prohibited, then make a note in the private message area and this requirement may be waived.)
3) Gather as much information as you can. Include the directions to the model if it is indoors, any admission fees associated with the model, the visiting hours, and any other information you think visitors would like to know.

In cases where the scale is such that the station farthest from the sun is approximately one kilometer (app. .62 mile or app. 3280 feet) away (approximately 1:6 billion scale if Pluto is the outermost station), then all of the separate stations in the model may be waymarked separately to encourage visitors to visit all of them. Please note that this distance is an approximation and exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis. Generally, if you are standing at the outermost station (Pluto, Oort Cloud, Neptune, the Voyager Spacecraft) and cannot see the station for the Sun due to distance, hills, trees, buildings or other obstructions, then we will allow separate waymarks.

Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
To post a visit to a solar system model, please include at least one picture of the model, preferably from a different perspective from the other photos already taken. You and/or your GPS unit need not be in it. More photos are encouraged. Please also describe your visit in the log. If you cannot take a photo, then please describe your visit well enough so that readers can form a "mental picture".
Category Settings:
  • Waymarks can be added to this category
  • New waymarks of this category are reviewed by the category group prior to being published
  • Category is visible in the directory
Variables:
  • Address
  • To-Scale by distance
  • To-Scale by Size
  • Is the model an Orrery?
  • Web Page
  • Hours
  • Admission Fee
Show/HideWaymarks [hide waymarks]
Currently displaying Solar System Models

sorted by:

 
Total Records: 257 Page: 1 of 11 prev<<<[12345678910]>>>next
Image for Mercury Along 'Cycle The Solar System' - Bishopthorpe, UKview gallery
Log it!

Solar System ModelsMercury Along 'Cycle The Solar System' - Bishopthorpe, UK

in Solar System Models

This model of the planet Mercury is the second model from the beginning of the 10.2 km (6.4 mile) long scale model of the Solar System.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/1/2021

last visited: never

Image for The Sun Along 'Cycle The Solar System' - Bishopthorpe, UKview gallery
Log it!

Solar System ModelsThe Sun Along 'Cycle The Solar System' - Bishopthorpe, UK

in Solar System Models

This model of the Sun is at the beginning of the 10.2 km (6.4 mile) long scale model of the Solar System.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/28/2021

last visited: never

Image for Planetstia - Neverdal, Norwayview gallery
Log it!

Solar System ModelsPlanetstia - Neverdal, Norway

in Solar System Models

The Planetary path in Neverdal is on a scale of 1: 1 Billion. It is 4.5 kilometers long.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Walking Boots

location: Nordland, Norway

date approved: 9/2/2021

last visited: never

Image for Planetenpad - Sun - Vinkel, NLview gallery
Log it!

Solar System ModelsPlanetenpad - Sun - Vinkel, NL

in Solar System Models

This is the start of the planetenpad at the Sterrenwacht Halley (Halley Observatory). It starts with the Sun (Zon). The total route is 10 kilometers.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T-Team!

location: Noord-Brabant, Netherlands

date approved: 9/2/2021

last visited: never

Image for Planetenpad - Mercurius - Vinkel, NLview gallery
Log it!

Solar System ModelsPlanetenpad - Mercurius - Vinkel, NL

in Solar System Models

This is the second stop on the planetenpad from the Sterrenwacht Halley. It is planet Mercury. The total route is 10 kilometers.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T-Team!

location: Noord-Brabant, Netherlands

date approved: 9/2/2021

last visited: never

Image for Planetenpad - Venus - Vinkel, NLview gallery
Log it!

Solar System ModelsPlanetenpad - Venus - Vinkel, NL

in Solar System Models

This is the second stop on the planetenpad from the Sterrenwacht Halley. It is planet Venus. The total route is 10 kilometers.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T-Team!

location: Noord-Brabant, Netherlands

date approved: 9/2/2021

last visited: never

Image for Planetenpad - Aarde - Vinkel, NLview gallery
Log it!

Solar System ModelsPlanetenpad - Aarde - Vinkel, NL

in Solar System Models

This is the third stop on the planetenpad from the Sterrenwacht Halley. It is planet Earh. The total route is 10 kilometers.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T-Team!

location: Noord-Brabant, Netherlands

date approved: 9/2/2021

last visited: never

Image for Planetenpad - Mars - Vinkel, NLview gallery
Log it!

Solar System ModelsPlanetenpad - Mars - Vinkel, NL

in Solar System Models

This is the fourth stop on the planetenpad from the Sterrenwacht Halley. It is planet Mars. The total route is 10 kilometers.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member T-Team!

location: Noord-Brabant, Netherlands

date approved: 9/2/2021

last visited: never

Image for Green Bank Observatory - Green Bank, West Virginiaview gallery
Log it!

Solar System ModelsGreen Bank Observatory - Green Bank, West Virginia

in Solar System Models

Located along Observatory Road starting in front of the Visitor Center.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flyingmoose

location: West Virginia

date approved: 8/12/2021

last visited: never

Image for Planetenweg Göttingen - Pluto - Göttingen, Germanyview gallery
Log it!

Solar System ModelsPlanetenweg Göttingen - Pluto - Göttingen, Germany

in Solar System Models

Planetenweg Göttingen: Pluto

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member me.toString

location: Niedersachsen, Germany

date approved: 4/11/2021

last visited: never

Image for Planetenweg Göttingen - Uranus - Göttingen, Germanyview gallery
Log it!

Solar System ModelsPlanetenweg Göttingen - Uranus - Göttingen, Germany

in Solar System Models

Planetenweg Göttingen: Uranus

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member me.toString

location: Niedersachsen, Germany

date approved: 3/29/2021

last visited: never

Image for Planetenweg Göttingen - Neptun - Göttingen, Germanyview gallery
Log it!

Solar System ModelsPlanetenweg Göttingen - Neptun - Göttingen, Germany

in Solar System Models

Planetenweg Göttingen: Neptun (engl.: neptune)

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member me.toString

location: Niedersachsen, Germany

date approved: 3/29/2021

last visited: never

Image for Solar System - Oklahoma City, OKview gallery
Log it!

Solar System ModelsSolar System - Oklahoma City, OK

in Solar System Models

This Solar System Model is at the entrance to the Planetarium at Science Museum Oklahoma, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The Snowdog

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 12/27/2020

last visited: never

Image for Swedish Solar System - Neptune - Söderhamn, Gävleborgs Län, Swedenview gallery
Log it!

Solar System ModelsSwedish Solar System - Neptune - Söderhamn, Gävleborgs Län, Sweden

in Solar System Models

Neptune in Swedens solar system is located in Söderhamn in Gäleborgs Län.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member FamilieFrohne

location: Gävleborg, Sweden

date approved: 12/4/2020

last visited: never

Image for Planetenweg Göttingen - Sonne - Göttingen, Germanyview gallery
Log it!

Solar System ModelsPlanetenweg Göttingen - Sonne - Göttingen, Germany

in Solar System Models

Planetenweg Göttingen: Sonne (engl. sun)

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member me.toString

location: Niedersachsen, Germany

date approved: 9/11/2020

last visited: never

Image for Planetenweg Göttingen - Merkur - Göttingen, Germanyview gallery
Log it!

Solar System ModelsPlanetenweg Göttingen - Merkur - Göttingen, Germany

in Solar System Models

Planetenweg Göttingen: Merkur (engl.: mercury)

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member me.toString

location: Niedersachsen, Germany

date approved: 9/11/2020

last visited: never

Image for Planetenweg Göttingen - Venus - Göttingen, Germanyview gallery
Log it!

Solar System ModelsPlanetenweg Göttingen - Venus - Göttingen, Germany

in Solar System Models

Planetenweg Göttingen: Venus

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member me.toString

location: Niedersachsen, Germany

date approved: 9/11/2020

last visited: never

Image for Planetenweg Göttingen - Erde - Göttingen, Germanyview gallery
Log it!

Solar System ModelsPlanetenweg Göttingen - Erde - Göttingen, Germany

in Solar System Models

Planetenweg Göttingen: Erde (engl.: earth)

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member me.toString

location: Niedersachsen, Germany

date approved: 9/11/2020

last visited: never

Image for Planetenweg Göttingen - Mars - Göttingen, Germanyview gallery
Log it!

Solar System ModelsPlanetenweg Göttingen - Mars - Göttingen, Germany

in Solar System Models

Planetenweg Göttingen: Mars

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member me.toString

location: Niedersachsen, Germany

date approved: 9/11/2020

last visited: never

Image for Planetenweg Göttingen - Jupiter - Göttingen, Germanyview gallery
Log it!

Solar System ModelsPlanetenweg Göttingen - Jupiter - Göttingen, Germany

in Solar System Models

Planetenweg Göttingen: Jupiter

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member me.toString

location: Niedersachsen, Germany

date approved: 9/11/2020

last visited: never

Image for Planetenweg Göttingen - Saturn - Göttingen, Germanyview gallery
Log it!

Solar System ModelsPlanetenweg Göttingen - Saturn - Göttingen, Germany

in Solar System Models

Planetenweg Göttingen: Saturn

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member me.toString

location: Niedersachsen, Germany

date approved: 9/11/2020

last visited: never

Image for Planetsti - Myrthuegaaard - Marbæk, Danmarkview gallery
Log it!

Solar System ModelsPlanetsti - Myrthuegaaard - Marbæk, Danmark

in Solar System Models

Solar system 1: 10 billion at Myrthuegaard

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Walking Boots

location: Denmark

date approved: 8/9/2020

last visited: never

Image for Planetenweg Erftstadt - Erde - Erftstadt, Germanyview gallery
Log it!

Solar System ModelsPlanetenweg Erftstadt - Erde - Erftstadt, Germany

in Solar System Models

DE: Station 4 (Erde) des Planetenwegs Erftstadt. EN: Station 4 (Earth) of the Erftstadt planetary trail.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Narayan,

location: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

date approved: 6/6/2020

last visited: never

Image for Planetenweg Erftstadt - Merkur - Erftstadt, Germanyview gallery
Log it!

Solar System ModelsPlanetenweg Erftstadt - Merkur - Erftstadt, Germany

in Solar System Models

DE: Station 2 (Merkur) des Planetenwegs Erftstadt. EN: Station 2 (Mercury) of the Erftstadt planetary trail.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Narayan,

location: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

date approved: 6/6/2020

last visited: never

Image for Planetenweg Erftstadt - Sonne - Erftstadt, Germanyview gallery
Log it!

Solar System ModelsPlanetenweg Erftstadt - Sonne - Erftstadt, Germany

in Solar System Models

DE: Station 1 (Sonne) des Planetenwegs Erftstadt. EN: Station 1 (Sun) of the Erftstadt planetary trail.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Narayan,

location: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

date approved: 6/6/2020

last visited: never

Total Records: 257 Page: 1 of 11 prev<<<[12345678910]>>>next
Premium Member Downloads: download.GPX Lite File       download.LOC File       download .KML File (Google Earth)