Solar System - Oklahoma City, OK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The Snowdog
N 35° 31.420 W 097° 28.455
14S E 638339 N 3932188
Quick Description: This Solar System Model is at the entrance to the Planetarium at Science Museum Oklahoma, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Location: Oklahoma, United States
Date Posted: 12/23/2020 5:33:28 PM
Waymark Code: WM13J8V
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member monkeys4ever
Views: 2

Long Description:
This Solar System Model is at the entrance to the Planetarium at Science Museum Oklahoma. The planets hanging overhead are to scale, but the distances are not. The model is lit by a bright yellow "sun" on the wall.

When I taught astronomy I would use the students to make a scaled-to-distance model of the solar system, with a few floor tiles as one AU. They were always amazed that at that scale Neptune was all the way at the end of the hall, and the furthest mankind had traveled was not even the thickness of a fingernail.
Address:
2020 Remington Place
Oklahoma City, OK United States
73111


To-Scale by distance: no

To-Scale by Size: yes

Is the model an Orrery?: no

Web Page: [Web Link]

Hours:
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Monday - Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Saturday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM Sunday


Admission Fee: 16.00 (listed in local currency)

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