Visiting Our Solar System (VOSS)
Visiting Our Solar System, an interactive sculptural environment located in Discovery Park on Purdue University’s West Lafayette Campus, pays tribute to the late Janice Voss and highlights Purdue’s role in space exploration and its impact on the frontiers of the universe.
The 45’ diameter aluminum sun is surrounded by to-scale presentations of the the surrounding eight planets carved from natural stone. Each of the four planet plazas has an illuminated constellation imbedded into the ground plane. Those constellations reflect the star pattern that was hovering over Purdue on each of Janice’s four missions.