At the exhibition, you walk under a 25 feet diameter sun arch which is the scale used to make the rest of the planets. This scale shrinks Earth down to just 2.7 inches and the biggest planet, Jupiter, to 30.8 inches. You’ll walk from planet to planet in a scale of the actual distance between planets. One of the unique elements is that the Holdman Institute, which just won Best in State for Ceramics/Glass will be hand-blowing each planet at the Art Institute at Thanksgiving Point.
NASA BLAST also includes a light exhibit with 20 different exhibits on loan from the Exploratorium in San Francisco and a space garden demonstrating tiny tomato plants and other advances made to feed astronauts in space. The program also offers youth classes, day camps, star parties with Clark Planetarium, and additional family activities.
(One winner will receive the neapolitan, and one will receive the ice cream bars.