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Eagle Scout project brings solar system to Alpha Ridge Park

Eagle Scout project brings solar system to Alpha Ridge Park

For Glenelg High School senior Colin Brinster, the sky wasn't the limit but the beginning for his Eagle Scout service project. What blossomed from an experience with a telescope transformed into membership in the Howard Astronomical League and then a project to bring the solar system's eight planets to Alpha Ridge Park in Marriottsville, where visitors are immersed in a skillfully designed scale model.

Outside the newly constructed Howard Astronomical League Observatory, HALO for short, visitors begin their 0.4-mile journey through space at the sun. The walk's loop around the park represents more than three billion miles between the Sun and dwarf planet Pluto, with every three...

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