Learn about the solar system on the B&A Trail’s Planet Walk


Take the kids to walk or ride bikes along the Baltimore & Annapolis Trail May 6 as part of a day focusing on the solar system.

planetr walk 4The Planet Walk, a 4.7-mile segment of the trail between Glen Burnie and Severna Park, features two sculptures and 10 planet stations representing the sun and the planets, proportionally spaced. Between 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., planetary scientist and astronomers from NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, area colleges and universities, and local astronomy clubs will be at each of the planet stations to provide information and answer questions.

The sun station will be just behind Harundale Plaza, and Pluto will be just north of the Earleigh Heights Road Ranger Station. For a shorter walk, six planets are located between the sun and Saturn, near Marley Station Mall.

Ample parking is located adjacent to the beginning of the Planet Walk in Glen Burnie. It is recommended that participants start at the Sun Station. This event will be cancelled in the event of heavy rain.

This event is free. For details visit the Panet Walk website, friendsofaatrails.org/planet-walk.

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