I have travelled through the solar system – virtually!
The AAT Dome at Siding Spring Observatory represents the sun in what is advertised as the "World's Largest virtual Solar System Drive".
Pluto (yes, it is still included) is nearly 200kms (120 miles) away, on 5 different "solar" routes to Coonabarabran, in a virtual solar system which is 38 million times smaller than outer space. (Pluto exists in Dubbo, Gulgong, Merriwa, Tamworth & Moree even though the General Assembly of the International Astronomical Union reclassified it in 2006)
Three dimensional planet models, with factoids, are attached to billboard signs beside the road. The sun is over 1.39 million kilometres wide but, if it were the size of the 37 metre AAT Dome, Pluto would be nearly 200 kms away and be the size of a billiard ball.
So … if you are travelling in your car at 100km/hr (60mph) you would be "virtually" hurtling through space at a million kilometres per second. (or 621,371 miles per second).
Some of these country roads can be a bit tedious to travel along but this adds something to watch for – though to be honest I missed a few planets – but then I was travelling faster than those 100km/hr – more than 3 times faster than the speed of light!
Back to Sydney for me!