On the 5 km footpath from Hadsel Church and Cultural Park to Stokmarknes you will be able to have a ” Planet Walk ” / ” Planet Meeting To illustrate the difficult comprehensible distances and sizes in our solar system , we have down scaled this by placing the dwarf planet Pluto at Stokmarknes as a 2 mm wide pinhead and as one approaches Hadsel Church you meet the planets in turn – Jupiter which is the largest will be 15 cm in diameter – at Hadsel the Sun is placed with a diameter of 1.3 m . The walk will also give a sense of the distance between the planets. After you have walked the planet trail and read the brief details provided on each column, you will be able to answer the questions in the quiz on www .kulturminneparken .no and download a “certificate” with your score and a proof that you have been “spacewalking”.
Have a good trip – ” watch out ” for meteorids and comets – don’t get lost in space !
Planet trail at Stokmarknes, Norway