Ians Model Planets

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I have made a scale Model,of all the planets in our Solar System, including all of the larger moons.......The Model is of a scale that 1centimetre = 5000 Kilometres. I constructed the 'Model Solar System' as a Teaching aid...on the principal that "if a picture equals a thousand words" then a scale Model should be worth a few more... The larger models are made of a low density polystyrene, sanded to shape and size, and covered with paper 'mache'. The smaller planets and Moons, are made from high density polystyrene and sanded to size.... I have also made a model of the sun to the same scale.... At this scale the Model of the sun would be a ball 2.75 mtrs.(9Ft.) in dia....Far too big to Handle and Store... I had a flash of inspiration ...I remembered seeing an Illusion of a 'Ball' in a Science Museum, made by using a T.V. screen and Four Mirrors... I adapted the Idea to fit a 'Virtual Sun'(9ft.Dia.) into a box only (660mm)26 inches square... (to be continued)

Please.. Anyone using anything here, at least give me a credit mention and an E-Mail to say so....Thanks

Still being worked on

Diamentions , Scales, and Gee Wizz Stuff

Solar System

Moon

Mercury Venus Earth Mars Pluto

Jupiter

Jupiter

Jupiter's largest Moons

Saturn

Saturn

Saturn's largest Moon

Uranus

Neptune

Neptune's Largest Moon

All of the Solar Systems Largest Moons

The "Sun in a box"

'Sun box' face on'

Closer.... Btm. Left

'Edge' of Sun

Top Right and Sunspot

Me... in reflection...

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