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Saturday at 1 p.m., volunteers at the McCarthy Observatory will unveil one of the nation's few scale-model solar systems, with bronze planet sculptures to be erected on public property over a distance of about six miles.
The centerpiece of the solar system will be the 6-foot-diameter sun on the observatory grounds, beside the football field at New Milford High School on Route 7.

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Group has huge plans for Galileo anniversary
Amateur astronomer Bob Lambert is delighted with his fellow John J. McCarthy Observatory volunteers' plans to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Galileo's telescope:
They will build a to-scale solar system model that will stretch from the observatory at New Milford High School to schools and parks across town.

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