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Solar System Mystery Walk

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Solar System Mystery Walk

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The Thousand Yard Model of the Solar System, sometimes called the "peppercorn model," shows the relative sizes of the planets and the distances between them at the same time on the same linear scale. The Sun is the size of a bowling ball or a soccer ball, and the Earth is then the size of a peppercorn about 26 yards away. MHAA has set up the model on the Walkway Over the Hudson for many Walkway At Night events, but this is not the only way to experience the model.

Eric Myers will take our group through the model in a different way, presented in a somewhat mysterious fashion that is appropriate for those who are not already familiar with the solar system, especially students. Teachers may therefore find this particularly interesting. This will be a leisurely evening walk on the SUNY New Paltz campus from the Planetarium to the Observatory, with plenty of opportunity to chat with other participants about the solar system, or astronomy in general, or anything at all.

We will start at CSB Auditorium after the club business meeting ends at 8:00 PM, but the actual event will be outdoors.

PLEASE NOTE- THIS IS ONLY IN PERSON. WE WILL NOT BE ON ZOOM THIS MONTH.

If you have any questions please call Alex at 631-553-1144 or Tim at 845-245-5483.

Mid-Hudson Astronomical Association
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