Builders and Committees

The University and Maine at Presque Isle wishes to thank everyone who donated long hours of dedicated work to the Maine Solar System Model, from building materials and painting to installing the planets in their current locations. This project never could have been completed without the determination and perseverance of all individuals who believed in the model from the beginning and helped create a vital educational landmark for Northern Maine.

Maine Solar System Model Builders

  • University of Maine at Presque Isle

    Sun and Pluto

  • Caribou Regional Applied Technology Center
    Caribou High School

    Inner Planets, Jupiter, and Saturn

  • Northern Maine Community College

    Welded Posts for Planets

  • Loring Job Corps Center’s Cement Mason Program

    Bases for Planets

  • Central Aroostook High School
    Mars Hill


  • Southern Aroostook Vocational Education

    Uranus and Neptune

  • Limestone Community School

    Painting of Jupiter

  • Fort Fairfield Middle/High School

    Painting of Saturn

  • Boy and Girl Scouts

    Painting of Metal Posts

  • Cub Scout Pack #292

    Work on the Jupiter grounds and tulip garden

  • Jeanie McGowan

    Painting of Inner Planets

  • Maine School of Science and Mathematics

    Planning for Opening Ceremony

  • Southern Aroostook Vocational Education
    Sherman Mills

    Posts for Moons

  • Town of Westfield

    Parking Lot for Saturn Site

  • City of Presque Isle

    Various Work at Jupiter Site

Maine Solar System Model Committee Members

  • Dr. Kevin McCartney


  • Perley Dean

    Chair of Site Development Committee

  • Eddie Hews and Dottie Martin

    Co-Chairs of Funding Committee

  • Jim Brown and Richard Watson

    Co-Chairs of Opening Committee

  • Richard Rand

    Original Website Designer (2000)


Monetary donations to support this project should be sent to:

Maine Solar System Model
c/o UMPI
Office of University Advancement
181 Main St, Presque Isle, ME 04769

Website design made possible by a grant from the Maine Office of Tourism

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