Created By: Downtown Ithaca Alliance
The 1 mile Sagan Planet Walk is a model of our Solar System at one five-billionth (1/5,000,000,000) of the actual size. Starting with the Sun on the Commons in downtown Ithaca, this 3/4 mile (1200 meter) walking tour leads to the Sciencenter. Both the size of the planets and the distance between them are accurately scaled and displayed. Some of the inner planets are currently missing because of the Ithaca Commons construction but will be re-installed soon!
Listen to a free audio tour (narrated by Bill Nye the Science Guy!) by phone at 1-703-637-6237 or download the tour as a podcast from iTunes or visit www.sciencenter.org/saganpw