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Sweden Solar System, Jupiter version 2

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If you ever come to Sweden there is an interesting model of our solar system here, it covers the whole country. They started to build this model in late 1990s and my teacher in astronomy prof Gösta Gahm was one of them who started this project.

In May 2019 I was invited by Gösta to participate of the installation of Jupiter version 2 at Sky City in Stockholm. I took som photos and did a report from that event. If you find it interesting to read you find it here:

http://www.astrofriend.eu/astronomy/astronomy-articles/sweden-solar-system-jupiter-2019/sweden-solar-system-jupiter.html

ps.
There are of course a lot of other interesting things to visit and see in Sweden!

/Lars

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Future archaeologists will probably struggle to recognise a ring of strip lights as a representation of a gaseous planet. I know I do.
Denmark has far more realistic scale models of the Solar System at Lemvig, amongst others.
Albeit on a slightly smaller scale. At least, the carefully sculptured metal spheres should last as long as the solar system.
If they can be found under the rising seas!  Lemvig is only 4m above the present sea level!

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwiDuYSmsMXiAhUCb1AKHYo7C1IQFjAAegQIBRAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.planetstien.dk%2FPlanetarypath.htm&usg=AOvVaw2TVoQNgrsU6D2pZBn50z6H

 

 

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Yes, it was not space enough for a sphere inside the building, maybe version 3.

But anyway it gives  a respecfull view of the scale when you scale our solar system to a whole country. These small balls with all space between them.

/Lars

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