THE GAINESVILLE SOLAR WALK IS a four-billion-to-one scale model of the solar system. The entire display spans one mile. Each pillar has info and artifacts about the celestial body it features.
The installation was created in 2002 as a joint project of the City of Gainesville, the Alachua Astronomy Club, artist Elizabeth Indianos, as well as graphic artist Saydi Kaufman. The project cost around $30,000.
Each pillar represents a different planet, Pluto is also included. The planet pillars also feature quotes, stones, and other repurposed objects. Two comets are also present along the walk.
Enhancements are still being discussed, including additional seating, nighttime lighting, an asteroid rock ...