Solar System Walk

at UCC

Solar System Walk

Get your "Solar System Passport" and explore the solar system and the Kepler 90 system.

9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Journey from planet to planet all right on the UCC campus!

A scale model of the solar system aligned for May 16 will be placed on the UCC campus for students to experience its size and planetary layout. Students can walk from the Sun to Neptune in one kilometer, with local astronomers sharing fun facts and data for each planet. All participants will get a "Solar System Passport" with a map and info about each planet. A second solar system with the eight planets of the Kepler 90 star will be placed at the same scale for comparison.

Plus, join us for solar observing 12 - 1 p.m. at the Paul Morgan Observatory - also on the UCC campus.

Admission is FREE. Pre-registration is highly recommended.


Paul Morgan
Assistant Professor, Science

Remote Solar Observing - Noon to 1 p.m. - New!

Douglas County teachers that can’t make the trip with their classes to campus for the Solar System Walk can sign up for a live remote ZOOM session. Your students can join other Douglas County students to enjoy live color images of the sun with narration and the opportunity to ask questions. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and you'll get a link for your class to join the Remote Solar Observing session.

But wait. There's more!

May 18, 2019 - STEAM Extravaganza and Solar Walk on the UCC main campus.

Explore and experience STEAM activities 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Everyone welcome. Family friendly. Registration is appreciated but not required. No cost to experience the Solar System Walk. Check-in at the main campus. Learn more.