Our Solar system is REALLY BIG. No picture has been made that accurately represents it; therefore most people can't grasp how huge our sun is, or how far apart the planets are.
Using everyday objects for the planets, we will be spending 90 minutes at Swan Island setting up a 1:6,336,000,000 scale model of our solar system... walking from our orange bowling ball sun, past our peppercorn Earth, all the way to Neptune, for a total of a quarter mile!
Aimed for kids, but everyone should experience this at least once in their life.
During the walk you'll learn other facts about the planets as well as be able to visualize how small our sun is compared to the most massive stars we've observed, how fast the speed of light moves, and what it would take to get to our next door neighboring solar system.
The event is free and there will be gifts for the participating children. Click HERE to register through July 13th to help organizers gauge this year's turn-out.