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Eugene, Oregon: Scale Model of the Solar System

1:1,000,000,000 scale model of the solar system follows a park trail. Pluto is over three miles from the Sun.

Alton Baker Park

Day Island Rd, Eugene, OR
From Club Rd turn south onto Day Island Rd and drive into Alton Baker Park. Cross a little bridge, then turn right into the parking lot. You'll see a small lake on the right. The Sun is on the west side of the lake, and the planets follow the trail southward from the Sun.
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Scale Model of the Solar System

Eugene has a 1:1,000,000,000 scale model of the solar system. The Sun is in Alton Baker Park with each of the planets at the appropriate distance at that scale. The planets closest to the sun are within easy walking distance, whereas outer planets are a considerable walk (over 3 miles). There is a plaque at each planet that describes it. The placement of the planets follow a paved trail along the Willamette River.

[Robin, 05/27/2017]

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