Jupiter is by far the largest planet in our solar system. 2.5 times heavier than all other planets combined. Jupiter is a gas giant. It probably has a small core like a rock planet but on top of that is a very dense atmosphere with all kinds of light gases, Hydrogen (90%), Helium (10%) and natural gas (CH4, 0.5%), the rest is frozen because it’s on Jupiter -120 C. You cannot land on Jupiter. You sink into it until you are pressed very flat. On the surface, an enormous whirlwind has raged for centuries, the size of the Earth, which looks like a red spot. Jupiter has a number of thin rings, 75 small moons and 4 large moons. Life could be on these moons.


At Jupiter you visit the Observatory and Museum de Sonnenborgh.
The highlight of the Planet Path.
You go back a little and then up the hill. The Observatory is the largest public observatory in the Netherlands and KNMI has also started here. You will find the world famous solar spectograph, the Merz viewer and many other instruments. You get an interactive tour with a tablet through the Observatory and the Bastion. You can touch a meteorite older than Earth and do various experiments.


To get to Saturn we have to go through the Star District (!). Cross the bridge past Jupiter, to the right and then first left into the Looierstraat, right into the Abstederdijk and through the Marsstraat to the left into the Saturnusstraat and at the end to the right into the Neptunusstraat. Almost at the end there is a tunnel to the left and you arrive at the Oosterspoorlijnpark. Go right and on top of the hill you will find Saturn.

so from Jupiter, right, left, right, left, right, left, tunnel, right.