Scale Model of the Solar System

Professor Patrick Hall led the development of signage to demonstrate the relative sizes and separations of the Sun and planets to scale. Presently the signs are placed through the Petrie Science and Engineering Building, but they will

York University has a scale model of our solar system on its main campus! Its intent is to convey the relative sizes and separations of the Sun and planets in a physically recognizable way. Presently, the panels of this model are located in the Petrie Science and Engineering building on the Keele Campus of York University (click for directions). Ultimately the panels will be dispersed across the entire York campus with separations consistent with their positions in space.

Each planet's web page contains images, information (including the length of each planet's year and solar day), and links to more information about that planet online. Now you can visit the whole solar system in less than an hour! Check out
Scale Model of the Solar System at York University