Build Your Own Scale Model of the Solar System . . .
Share it on our Year
of the Solar System website
Starting in October 2010, museums, libraries, science centers, schools, planetariums, and others are invited to create scale models of the Solar System and share their events and experiences on our website! See the website for more guidelines and event information.
NASA Year of the Solar System
Spanning a Martian Year—23 months—we will celebrate the discoveries of NASA missions as they explore our Solar System.
Each month from October 2010 to August 2012, will highlight different aspects of our Solar System—its formation, volcanism, gravity, ice, life elsewhere, weaving together activities, resources, and ideas that teachers, clubs, and organizations can use to engage audiences.
At solarsystem.nasa.gov/yss you will find: educational materials, resources, and activities; night-sky viewing events; people profiles; free downloadable promotional materials (bookmarks, fliers, events).
Experience the scale of our solar system in October, explore its formation in November, investigate the characteristics of our planets in December and January, and delve into comets in February! Join us as we explore New Worlds and make New Discoveries together!