Follow the solar system by bike or on foot

Here’s a brilliant STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, maths) project just open:

Each planet model sits within a colourful arched sculpture placed along the 10km trail in scale with the vast distance between each planet in the solar system. Photograph: Unboxed

A glowing silicone sun measuring 2.3 metres in diameter and a pinhead-size Pluto have been brought down to earth in an extraordinary scale model of the solar system aimed at giving the public a true sense of the huge size of space.

The six-mile (10km) riverside sculpture trail opens in Derry on Friday as part of Unboxed, the £120m government-backed celebration of creativity that spans the UK over the coming months.

Our Place in Space is one of 10 free-to-visit installations drawing on arts, science, engineering, technology and maths in the festival, originally commissioned in 2018 by Theresa May.

Solar system recreated in Derry sculpture trail | Festivals | The Guardian

Pretty fabulous:

Oliver Jeffers’ Our Place in Space project opens in Londonderry – BBC News

As can be seen here:

Our Place In Space | With Distance Comes Perspective