Jupiter is out of alignment

August 15, 2013

Jupiter has hung in the north stairwell of Olin Hall on Bradley’s campus for 20 years as part of the Community Solar System until August 15th, when Jupiter was officially removed from its orbit at Bradley University. 

In this scale model of the Solar System, the sizes and distances of the sun and the planets are represented throughout Central Illinois with the sun being housed at Lakeview Museum.  Since the center of the universe (the Sun) has been moved from Lakeview to the Peoria Riverfront Museum, the planets are officially out of alignment. 

The planet was moved from Olin Hall to its temporary home at the Peoria Riverfront Museum where it will be refurbished and eventually moved to a new location in the local orbit.