Travel Through the Solar System Without Leaving Earth
Self-guided tour through New Milford, CT
The John J. McCarthy Observatory in New Milford created a “to scale” solar system by installing bronze and brass pieces representing the planets at 12 locations across the town. Pick up a passport at the New Milford Library on Main Street then wander through the entire solar system.
Learn as you go, taking rubbings in the passport books, which also contain creative challenges. Get the passport stamped at the town library when you’re done. The entire “trip” takes about two hours. The Observatory website also includes a link to a National Geographic tour where those wishing to learn more can continue the journey.
John J. McCarthy Observatory
New Milford High School
New Milford, CT