Anstruther Model Solar System

Anstruther Model Solar System

Anstruther Model Solar System
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The Anstruther Model Solar System is a true scale model of the Sun, the eight planets from Mercury to Neptune and the dwarf planets Ceres and Pluto. They are represented by 11 bronze plates around Anstruther which, together with the distances between them, are all to the same scale. The scale is 1 to ten thousand million. The plates are fixed to the wall, mostly along Shore Street in Anstruther.
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Bibcay
Gateshead, UK4,308 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Family
This trail is a great way for kids to learn about the tiniest bits of space. It is interesting and you can get some steps in while learning about some space.
Written 30 October 2022
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Dinoney
Flagstaff, AZ59 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Family
We started at the Sun and ended at Pluto - our favorite because it was first seen in the night sky from our home town. This quirky idea turned into a great way to see Anstruther and learn a bit about the solar sytem.
Written 15 June 2022
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cathandrichard12
Falkirk, UK146 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Quite thought - provoking - indicators on a wall showing the relative distances of the moon and planets.
Written 18 July 2021
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pookahrabbit
Reading, UK44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
Have based ourselves near Anstruther a couple of times on family holidays and we really like Anstruther with all it has to offer. I thought the solar model an imaginative and amusing idea. It gives a sense of the scales involved in our solar system and is a little educational diversion which will grip the imagination of some children, especially if combined with the wonderful ice cream and fish and chips on offer. Given the times we are in this is a good example of a relative simple idea outdoors- we could do with more things like this at the moment
Written 9 August 2020
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David R
Glasgow, UK540 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Family
The idea of planting plaques around the place and trying to give people an idea of the solar system seems a little bonkers. I quite enjoyed it, but in truth as we pottered around and looked at the lifeboat station and a few other things as we did it we probably didn't get a true idea of the time travelling from one 'planet' to another as we took the long route.

Nice that Pluto is still counted a planet on this trail though!
Written 25 May 2019
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