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A trail, leading from the museum to the mainland

On the island of Ven, there is a path with models of planets. This path aims to give you an idea of the planets' distance from each other, the attributes of each planet and the wayTycho Brahe studied them.

In its design, the path is heliocentric, with the sun placed in front of the Tycho Brahe Museum, today located in Allhelgonakyrkan (All Saints Church). From there, the path continues down to Cykeluthyrningen (the bike rental place) just above Bäckviken. It also works fine to start with Saturn, the sixth planet from the Sun, which is the last planet that would have been visible for Tycho Brahe. Hike along Landsvägen and look for the planet-shaped signs along the edge of the trail.

The signs describe the planets in both Swedish and English. The planets listed on the signs are marked and their sizes are scaled to match the model of the sun at the museum. The distances between the planets are also according to scale. In this way the path of planets represents a miniature solar system, with a hiking distance of approximately 1.5 km (1 mile). 

The Path of Planets was built up with the help of grants from EU Mål 2 Öarna, Region Skåne, Framtidens Kultur Foundation and Landskronahem Ltd. Vens getost, Vens Cykeluthyrning and Christer Eriksson have been kind to provide land for the planet models.

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