The DeKalb County Public Library system is participating in the Metro Atlanta Solar System (MASS) project. Chris Dupree, a professor of astronomy and director of the Bradley Observatory at Agnes Scott College, created this project.
The MASS project is a scale model of the solar system. The sun is located at the Bradley Observatory plaza at Agnes Scott. The Decatur Library represents the earth. The project uses the same scale for both the planetary size and their distances from the Sun. The scale of the model is approximately 1:150,000,000. Want to know where the other locations are and more about the project? Check out this link to Agnes Scott’s web page.
Interested in learning more about the solar system?
The library has several books about the solar system. We even have the Complete Idiot’s Guide to Astronomy written by Chris Dupree.
Lives of the Planets: A natural history of the solar system by R.M. Corfield
The Planets by Dava Sobel