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Saturday, January 19

See the scale of the solar system over Cockermouth

If you came along to our Stargazing in Cockermouth event this afternoon you may have seen our description of the scale of the Solar System in local terms. If you would like to play around with that a bit more on Google Maps the map below shows the details.

View Scale Solar System based in Cockermouth in a larger map

Perhaps you can work out a similar scale from your home, or on a favourite walk.

Note there is not actually anything to see at these locations, this time the solar system is imaginary. If you would like to see a scale solar system for real, check out the Eddington Astronomical Society event on 9th March in Kendal. Or look out for a similar CAS event in the future.

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