Kimika Ying presents Oceania Planetary Park, a walking tour of the solar system in an island park setting. Supported by the Linden Endowment for the Arts.
Visitors are invited to hike the mountain trail where they can see and gain an appreciation for the relative sizes of the planets. Other exhibits can be reached from the ground floor of the observatory at the end of the trail.
The park was created as an educational experience but the intent is to inspire a sense of wonder about the universe outside of our home planet.
|The central plaza represents the Sun|
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The planets, in primary order
(Note some astronomers no longer consider Pluto to be a planet since it's size is smaller than originally thought).
|Mercury, closest to the Sun|
|Earth -- with a green ray showing the distance and size of the Moon|
|Mars and its Moons|
|Jupiter, the Giant Plant|
|Saturn with it's famous rings|
|Dwarf planet Pluto, and its largest moon, Charon. Blue Neptune can be seen to it's right|
|Exhibit showing the true and distance and size of the planets in our solar system|
|Another exhibit in the observatory shows the gravitational field of the Earth|