The solar system model that Barbara mentioned in her e-mail reminded me of a
similar arrangement near the public library in Tsukuba, Japan. Along a
walkway and starting at a point several hundred feet from the entrance to
the library was a plaque about Pluto. The remaining planets were placed at
their scale locations with the library entrance being the sun. Along the
other side of the walkway and also following a scale were plaques marking
the beginning of the geological eras(?).

Thank you to Barbara for making us aware of the solar system model in
northern Maine.


Thomas F. Vining
V. F. Thomas Co.
Delta Institute of Natural History
219 Dead River Road
Bowdoin, ME  04287
207-266-5748 = 207-BOOKS-4-U