Solar System Project 1
2.5 D representation of the sizes and scales of planets and larger moons in our solar system.
Solar System Project 1 is the result of a recent inspiration to create a new tactile sculpture. The intent of SSP1 is to make available to all people, sighted or not, the sense of wonder of our Solar System’s scale and distances.
The upper and lower thirds illustrate the physical sizes of our planets, from Mercury to Neptune, and including Pluto and Charon. The outline of our Sun is on the left side as a size reference.
The middle portion illustrates the distances between the planets. Again, the sun is the reference. Here sizes are only approximate, but relative distances are to scale.
Principal moons of all planets are also shown to size scale, not distance.
The bottom right has a locator map of our approximate location within the Milky Way Galaxy.
The big green button activates a Sonification. The sound of a grand piano represents the planets. The bigger the planet, the lower the pitch. The principal moons are represented by a String Synth. The background drone is a tenor sax, dropped an octave. This sound is generated from a brightness cross-section of our Sun.
This item comes with a table-top support as well as a wall hanging wire. It will highlight whatever space it is displayed in.
|102 × 80 × 10 cm