The "sun" shines onto the nine planets as they orbit around it. The central tower and planetary support rods are black so that they "disappear" in a darkened room for a spectacular effect!
Replace the solar dome with the star dome includeto create a spectacular planetarium sky complete with major constellation names.
In addition the base features a special 1000-hour light bulb and planetary longitude marks so the planets can be set up to their correct positions.
The Solar System model is powered either by four C batteries (not included) or by an optional AC adapter (not included).