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Planetarium opens scale model solar system


By Ed Greenberger

South Bend's Kennedy Planetarium has figured out a great way to teach students about the solar system -- they've brought the planets to the kids.

And what better place to put them than the Kennedy Primary Academy Playground? It's a scale model of the solar system that the planetarium's director says is exactly what she was looking for.

"The kids are very interested in the planets," said Ruth Craft. "Anything that has to do with space but the planets seem to be a real draw for them. And so I wanted something that would help them understand the varying sizes and distances between the planets."

The scale model solar system will be up through Tuesday.

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