Galaxy Gaze

A boy in a yellow t-shirt holding up a black telescope to his eye. In the background are yellow, green and blue information panels.
A boy in a yellow t-shirt holding up a black telescope to his eye. In the background are yellow, green and blue information panels.

Our Solar System is located in the Milky Way Galaxy.

How it works

Peer through model telescopes to view images of features within the Milky Way Galaxy.

Things to try or ask around the exhibit

  • Where is our Sun?
  • What might the other side of the galaxy be like?

Background

Images of Pleiades, The Sun, Orion Nebula and Crab Nebula can be viewed through this exhibit. Each of these features are located in the Milky Way Galazy, which is a spiral galaxy existing alongside billions of other galaxies.

Finding the science in your world

Our Solar System is located in one of Milky Way's 'arms' known as the Orion arm.