Scale model walkway of solar system coming to BA

BROKEN ARROW, Okla. — Voyage, a $50,000 scale model walkway through the solar system, is coming to Albany Street in Broken Arrow.

A group of retired and current Broken Arrow educators and community leaders have come together to bring Voyage to Broken Arrow. The idea and design for the walkway originated in Broken Arrow in the late 1990′s when astrophysicist, Dr. Jeff Goldstein, came to BA Schools for workshops and community programs. Since then, Voyage models have been placed on the National Mall in Washington D.C., Kansas City, Mo. and Corpus Christi, Texas.

Broken Arrow’s Voyage Solar System walkway will be installed along the sidewalk in front of Creekwood Elementary School continuing east toward the Broken Arrow High School campus.

The model is built to a 1/10 billionth scale of the solar system. Both the distance and size of the planets are on this same scale. The walkway extends about 2000 feet from entry near the Sun to the exit just beyond Pluto.

About half of the funding needed for the installation of the exhibition is in place - three planets have already been funded by local donors.

Keep Broken Arrow Beautiful is accepting donations, use the optional donate link to designate Voyage.

A GoFundMe page is set up as well.