Visiting Our Solar System
Located at Discovery Park, 610 Purdue Mall, West Lafayette, IN 47906
The VOSS Model is a scaled model of the solar system. The goal of the model is to carry out education, research, and outreach in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) and closely related fields. The model follows a Fibonacci Spiral Path, allowing visitors to take a journey through the solar system, stopping at each planet’s plaza. Each plaza has an artistic sculpture of the planet, with a plaque containing educational and inspiring information. Each plaza’s base has a representation of constellations. The model itself caters to students, with hopes to learn more about the solar system, educators, with goals to inspire their students to learn about space, and the community, with intentions to use the model as a relaxing, and visually aesthetic environment. The VOSS model is a versatile collection of art and education that will continue to inspire visitors for years. Artist is Jeff Laramore.