What a fantastic way to show the planets and moons of the Solar System, Sam. I do hope that earned you your Cub Scout badges! – Ed
Our eight-year-old son, Sam, has been super interested in space and astronomy forever. It’s something he and I discuss and explore all the time and we now have a nice telescope, which we don’t use enough! Recently he made this model of the Solar System to gain his collectors badge and his astronomy badge at Cubs, and he describes it in his own words below...
“First I was beachcombing when I realised that I had to do a Collectors badge for Cubs. So I had an idea to create a model of the Solar System. I have included Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, the asteroid belt, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, Pluto and Eris. Fun fact, Venus is the goddess of love and Phobos and Deimos mean fear and terror.” Andy, Sue, Grace and Sam Foster (aged 8), Warwickshire
It’s great to hear that we helped you get more out of your images, Anthony! That’s a nice final image. – Ed
Sam’s beachcombed Solar System – a collage of space rocks of a quite different kind