Solar System

Welcome to Crane Point Museum and Nature Center walk through the Solar System. 

You are about to embark on a journey that covers millions of miles but has been reduced to a model covering less than 1000 yards.

You will begin with our star, Sol (the sun), and proceed to each planet of the Solar System as you walk down Crane Road.  At each sign, you will find a sign that will have a QR code on it.  When you click on it with your phone, the information will be provided about the planet that you are visiting.  We hope you enjoy your walk and this experience. 

This will be written on an insert for the brochure along with some pictures.

Solar System image
Photo of Sun

The Sun

You are now at the heart of our solar system. Sol, our sun, is a yellow dwarf star, a hot ...
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Photo of Mercury

Mercury

You are right, it is Mercury. You have just traveled a distance of about 36 million miles (58 million kilometers) ...
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Photo of Venus

Venus

Venus, it is! The second planet from the Sun and our closest planetary neighbor, Venus is similar in structure and ...
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Photo of Earth

Earth

Well, here we are 93 million miles from the sun or 1 AU. Everybody you know or have known lives ...
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Photo of Mars

Mars

Welcome to Mars. The fourth planet from the Sun, Mars is a dusty, cold, desert world with a very thin ...
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Photo of Jupiter

Jupiter

That was a little walk! We are now entering the part of our Solar System where the planets are made ...
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Photo of Saturn

Saturn

You have now arrived at one of the most interesting and well-loved planets, Saturn. Known for its beautiful rings. It ...
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Photo of Uranus

Uranus

Congratulations!  Did you realize it was Uranus? The first planet found with the aid of a telescope, Uranus was discovered ...
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Photo of Neptune

Neptune

Welcome to our 8th planet, Neptune.  You are now More than 30 times as far from the Sun as Earth ...
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Please let us know about your experience with our Solar System walk by email at education@cranepoint.net.  Thank you for coming.

Reference:

https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/neptune/overview/

https://www.livescience.com/33356-weight-on-planets-mars-moon.html