Riparian Preserve Solar System Model - Gilbert, AZ
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member simpjkee
N 33° 21.776 W 111° 44.108
12S E 431609 N 3691763
Quick Description: A Solar System model, scaled by distance, is located at the Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch in Gilbert, AZ.
Location: Arizona, United States
Date Posted: 4/6/2010 5:04:36 PM
Waymark Code: WM8HX3
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member monkeys4ever
Views: 28

Long Description:
This Solar System model is located at the Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch in Gilbert, AZ. The preserve is located on the south side of Guadalupe Rd., just East of Greenfield Rd. The solar system model begins with the Sun at the gazebo on the hill in the park and continues through the trail system.

Each planet, scaled by distance, along the route is marked with a plaque describing how large the planet would be relative to the Sun at the start.

Originally there was a different solar system model here, but it began to degrade over time. Brandon Bumbernick restored this solar system model, in 2010, as his Eagle Scout Project.

The solar system model is open to the public 365 days a year from Dawn to Dusk. There is no fee.
Address:
2757 E. Guadalupe Road
Gilbert, AZ USA
85234


To-Scale by distance: yes

To-Scale by Size: no

Is the model an Orrery?: no

Web Page: [Web Link]

Hours:
Dawn to Dusk


Admission Fee: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

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