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WALK THE MODEL

Why not visit every planet in the Otford Solar System?

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A leisurely walk (at about twenty times the speed of light) visiting every planet in the Solar System in order of its proximity to the Sun will take approximately one and three quarter hours.

Start the mission at the Sun and slowly walk out into space. The times below indicate how long it takes to walk
between each planet.

Sun - Mercury 30 secs
Mercury - Venus 30 secs
Venus - Earth 45 secs
Earth - Mars 1 min 30 secs
Mars - Jupiter 2 mins
Jupiter - Saturn 7 mins
Saturn - Uranus 14 mins
Uranus - Neptune 8 mins
Neptune - Pluto (via Twitton and Footpath 10) 30 mins (don't forget the viewpoints)
Neptune - Pluto (via Uranus and Footpath 43)* 28 mins (don't forget the viewpoints)
Return to Sun via Uranus 40 mins

Total (with stops)    1 hour 45 mins
 
In order to gain an appreciation of just how vast our Solar System is, take a few moments to look back at the position of the Sun from the viewpoints marked on the map. Remember that on top of those tiny pillars there are even smaller engravings of the planets. The recreation ground can be found easily by locating the floodlight poles on the playing field.

*The footpath near the Pilgrims Way West stile can be very muddy in wet weather.