The Planetary trail is a model of our Solar System in the scale 1 to 1 billion. Both the dimensions of bodies (models of the Sun and planets) and distances you have to walk between them correspond to this scale. You can find a small sphere depicting the planet and an information table with basic data and interests about the planet at every stop. The total length of the educational trail is 6,5 km. An attached map, a table or GPS data can help you with orientation. The trail was built by members of Astronomical society in Hradec Králové and employees of Observatory and planetarium in Hradec Králové in 2005.
The stops of the Planetary trail in the landscape:
If you walk along the trail, you became acquainted not only with distances, sizes and properties of Solar System bodies, but you can also find the beauties of New Hradec Králové, Zámeček, Roudnička and Kluky landscape. You will walk on a road at first, than a pathway, across fields and forests, around Datlík, Cikán and Biřička ponds, to the end station of public transport at New Hradec Králové and optionally to the forest cemetery.
|1||The Sun||beginning||in front of the observatory||N50 10 39.2 E15 50 20.5|
|2||Mercury||58 m||at the edge of Zámeček and K hvězdárně streets||N50 10 41.0 E15 50 20.4|
|3||Venus||108 m||nearby the Bistro by Observatory||N50 10 41.9 E15 50 18.9|
|4||The Earth||150 m||in the Zámeček street||N50 10 41.3 E15 50 16.9|
|5||The Moon||close to the Earth||N50 10 41.3 E15 50 16.9|
|6||Mars||228 m||in the same street, opposite to a car repair service||N50 10 41.7 E15 50 12.7|
|7||Ceres||414 m||a viewpoint nearby the church of St. Jan||N50 10 41.4 E15 49 58.1|
|8||Jupiter||780 m||below the hill, at the Hlavní and Viničná streets crossroads||N50 10 30.8 E15 49 50.1|
|9||Halley||1,1 km||in the field before the Datlík pond||N50 10 26.7 E15 50 01.8|
|10||Saturn||1,4 km||the Datlík pond dam||N50 10 23.9 E15 50 06.7|
|11||Uranus||2,9 km||in the forest, in the midst of the pathway between Cikán and Biřička ponds||N50 10 05.9 E15 51 10.0|
|12||Neptune||4,5 km||the end station of public transport at New Hradec Králové||N50 10 36.0 E15 51 19.7|
|13||Pluto||6,5 km||by forest cemetery (public transport), along yellow markings||N50 11 18.9 E15 52 49.7|
The route in the GDB format [7 kB] suitable for the MapSource program, which we use to transfer data to Garmin GPS recievers; we can display the route in the freely available programs GPSMapEdit and OziExplorer. The route can be also downloaded in other formats: RTE [3 kB], GDB [3 kB] (here the 13 points only, the route does not follow roads and pathways), RTE [1 kB].
Texts on the information tables (in Czech):
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