Our Solar System - Broomfield, CO
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
N 39° 55.982 W 105° 04.961
13S E 492935 N 4420327
This installation by Joe McGrane of our solar system features a proportional layout of the major planets, plaques about each planet and relief art of associated European mythical figures for each planet.
Waymark Code: WMP49Z
Location: Colorado, United States
Date Posted: 06/28/2015
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member Mark1962
Views: 6

Medium: frost proof tile, stone, bronze, stainless steel, site work
Dimensions: 36” x 35’ x 250’
Year completed: 2008
Description: Tile and stone planet pedestals revolve around a 9’ dia. tile sun and interactive sundial. The pedestals support planet facts and cast bronze mythological figures. Plaza paving references ancient myths and values associated with each planet.
Location: Discovery Park, Broomfield, Colorado" (from the artists website (visit link) )

This large installation features both an interactive sundial (adjusted for regular and daylight savings time) where you act as the gnomen. The planets are laid out to scale around the large open space area, with Pluto being roughly 250' (76 m) away.
Miramonte Avenue and Kohl Street
Broomfield, CO USA

To-Scale by distance: yes

To-Scale by Size: no

Is the model an Orrery?: no

Dawn to dusk

Admission Fee: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Web Page: Not listed

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