The Sweden Solar System is the world’s largest scale model of the Solar System at a scale of 1:20 million. In Sweden, the Sun is represented by the Globe Arena in Stockholm which is the largest spherical building in the world and the planets are located in different locations of Sweden.

Sweden Solar System

The Sweden Solar System is the world’s largest model of our planetary system, at a scale of 1:20 million.

The sun is represented by the Globe Arena in Stockholm, the largest spherical building in the world. The planets, all appropriately scaled, are all around Stockholm and its suburbs. Jupiter (diameter 7.3 m) is at the Stockholm-Arlanda International Airport, Saturn is in Uppsala, and Pluto in Delsbo, 300 km from the Globe Arena. At each planet, a small exhibit provides information about astronomy and the mythological figure after whom each planet is named.

Even a few non-planets are represented in the Swedish solar system. Sedna, a trans-Neptunian object, can be found 912 km from the Globe Arena in the “Technical House” in Luleå…. Continue Reading (5 minute read)

7 thoughts on “The Sweden Solar System is the world’s largest scale model of the Solar System at a scale of 1:20 million. In Sweden, the Sun is represented by the Globe Arena in Stockholm which is the largest spherical building in the world and the planets are located in different locations of Sweden.”

  1. cyberbytli

    In high school I worked on a project in my astronomy independent study, to set up a scale version of the solar system that could be used by school teachers with common supplies at the size of a high school football field (American football). Was quite a challenge because of how tiny some of planets needed to be.

  2. pjabrony

    Big deal. I made a 1:1 scale model of the solar system. Look around, you’ll find it.

  3. padizzledonk

    I love how this article doesn’t even show a picture of the building…like wtf lol

  4. soda_cookie

    At that scale Neptune would be appx 139 miles from the sun

  5. Coliformist

    It’s scale, but abstract. Still cool, but not nearly as cool as I imagined when I first heard about it.

    I was picturing scale models with accurate topography, maybe spotlights on them and/or behind glass. But they’re just round things out in the open. Jupiter is a ring of lights, Saturn doesn’t yet exist and is just a marker where Saturn *will* be, Uranus is a wire frame, etc.

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