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 *  Merkurius
 *  Venus
 *  Jorden
 *  Mars
 *  Jupiter
 *  Saturnus
 *  Uranus
 *  Neptunus


 *  Pluto

 *  Asteroid Saltis
 *  Asteroid Eros
 *  Asteroid 5025 PL
 *  Transneptun Ixion
 *  Transneptun Eris
 *  Transneptun Sedna

 *  Halleys komet
 *  Swift-Tuttles komet

 *  Terminalchocken

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Sweden Solar System

How to find the objects

1. The Sun - Stockholm Globe Arena

Address: Ericsson Globe, Globentorget 2, Stockholm - Globen.
How to get there: Take the subway in Stockholm to Gullmarsplan. From there you have five minutes walk to the Stockholm Globe Arena which is the model of the Sun. A board with information about SSS, the Sun and the Globe is found in the window at entrance no 2.

2. Mercury - Stockholm Town Museum (Stockholms Stadsmuseum)

Address: Ryssgården, Slussen, Stockholm
How to get there: Take the subway in Stockholm to Slussen. Cross the square towards the left, and walk down to the entrance of Stockholm Town Museum (Stockholms Stadsmuseum). Ten meters in front of the entrance to the museum you will find the model of Mercury. It is heated - after all, Mercury is the planet closest to the Sun.

 

3. Venus - Royal Institute of Technology and the Observatory Museum

Address: Royal Technical Institute.
How to get there: Take the subway in Stockholm to Tekniska Högskolan. Walk in the direction of the campus and follow Oscars Backe but turn left just before the main library to the square with the model.


Address: The Old Observatory Hill, Stockholm.
How to get there: Take the subway in Stockholm to Rådmansgatan. The Observatory Museum lies on the top of the hill surrounded by a park. The model of Venus is inside the museum, which is open on Saturdays and Sundays with guided tours 12.00, 13.00 and 14.00 (subject to changes). For information about opening hours call 08-31 58 10.


4. Earth and the Moon - Cosmonova and the National Museum of Natural History (Naturhistoriska Riksmuseet)

Address: Frescativägen 40, Stockholm
How to get there: Take the subway in Stockholm to Universitetet, where signs show directions to Cosmonova and Naturhistoriska Riksmuseet, 5-10 minutes walk. The model of the Earth is inside the ticket office of the Cosmonova theatre. Look at the model on the way into the theatre or ask in the ticket office to open the foyer if closed.


5. Mars - Mörby Centrum

Address: Mörby Centrum, Danderyd
How to get there: Take the subway in Stockholm to Mörby Centrum and enter the shopping centre. The model is at the western entrance at the bottom plane
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6. Jupiter - Arlanda Airport

Address: Arlanda Flygplats, outside of Sky City.
How to get there: Take an airport shuttle from the centre of Stockholm to Arlanda, and get off the bus at the foreign travel terminal, "Utrikes". Walk along the building in the same direction the bus came, until you are outside the part of the building labelled Sky City. There you find the preliminary model of Jupiter on the grass lawn in front of the building, in summertime decorated with flowers.


7. Saturnus - Uppsala

A preliminary presentation of Saturn is found at Svartbäcksgatan at the Celsius Square.
 

8. Uranus - in the region close to Gävle

Address: Not yet in place.
A new model will replace the old one, but at a new site.
 

9. Neptune - Söderhamn

Address: Söderhamn, Hälsingland
How to get there:
In the city centre, close to the public library and the canal, you find the park "Strykjärnsparken" with the model of Neptune. After dark the sphere (weighing 3 tons!) is illuminated from inside.

 

10. Pluto - Delsbo

Address: Delsbo, Hälsingland
How to get there:
The model of Pluto and its satellite Charon is in a park close to "Staffansgården" in the centre of Delsbo.

 

11. Asteroid Saltis - Saltsjöbaden

Address: Kunskapsskolan, Observatoriebacken, Saltsjöbaden.
How to get there:
Take the train from Slussen to the end station Saltsjöbaden. Walk along the waterside to the road that leads uphill to Kunskapsskolan (about 10 min. walk). The model is outside the entrance of the second house to the left after passing the gates.

12. Asteroid 433 Eros - Mörbyskolan

Address: Vendevägen 94, Danderyd 
How to get there:
From Danderyds Sjukhus one follows signs to Mörbyskolan. After passing below the motorway the school is on your left. By road you follow E18 to the exit Djursholm north of Stockholm. There is a big parking lot close to the subway. The school is on your right. The model is on the first floor in the central corridor.

 

13. Asteroid 5025 PL - Knivsta

Address: Margarethavägen, Knivsta.
How to get there: The relief made by Eric Ståhl, with the position of 5025 PL, is on a wall of a small building to the right of the road leading into the park area Valloxen.
 

14. Transneptunian Ixion - Härnösand

Address: Technichus, Storgatan 11, 871 31 Härnösand
How to get there:
The model is located in the science centre Technichus in Härnösand, north of Delsbo (Pluto).


15. Transneptunian Eris - Umeå

Address: Umestans företagspark, house 56, Umeå.
How to get there:   Contact Umevatoriet (umevatoriet@adm.umu.se) for information.
 

16. Transneptunian Sedna - Luleå

Address: Teknikens hus, Luleå.
How to get there: Local bus no. 4 or 5 from the centre of Luleå, stop A. By car, from E4 turn direction Luleå. Follow signs "Universitetet" and "Teknikens hus". The model is located in a park just outside the southern wall of this science centre (www.teknikenshus.se).
 

17. Comet Halley - Skövde

Address: Kavelbrovägen 2B, Skövde.
How to get there: The science centre Balthazar (see: www.balthazar.skovde.se) is close to the central railway station in Skövde. Three outdoor models of the comet are on the wall at the main entrance to the science centre Balthazar and in addition there is one indoor model.
 

18. Comet Swift-Tuttle - Karlshamn

Address: Karlshamn, Blekinge
How to get there:
The model of comet Swift-Tuttle is at the very south of Sweden, inside the science centre Kreativum (see www.kreativum.se) just outside the central part of Karlshamn
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19. Termination shock - Kiruna

Address:  Space Campus, Kiruna
How to get there: Six kilometres before you reach Kiruna on the E10 highway (shortly after the turn-off to Jukkasjärvi) one turns left to the Space Campus (signposted "Rymdcampus"). There is a board informing about the Termination Shock in front of the entrance to the Swedish Institute of Space Physics.