Solar System

My initial idea was to to tie in various elements of my work at Red Spark, working at Grange Court, connecting Leominster's 3 tourist spots, great pubs, recent discovery of a planet surrounding Alpha Centauri.

Just how far away is it and what does that mean in a scale I could understand, against the scale of the solar system with it's relative size and that of the Sun and planets.


Spreadsheet time first

Planetarium

I decided that the Sun would be at the Sun-Dial recently erected in front of Grange Court

I wanted Earth to be at the Priory (geocentric).

Could I then position each of the planets somewhere interesting (i.e in a pub)

I drew concentric circles to scale and overlaid them on Google Earth. With a bit of tweaking and a fudge factor due to the elliptical paths I got :