A new model of Venus was inaugurated on May 9, 2016 in the park outside the House of Science (Vetenskapens Hus), AlbaNova University Centre, Stockholm. The model is sculpted by Peter Varhelyi, and on five plates surrounding the model are schematic descriptions of: Venus in the sky as morningstar, Venus in its orbit, Venus’ phases, the greenhouse effect on Venus, and names of the goddess of love from different cultures.

The Observatory museum in Stockholm is closed, and its Venus model has been taken down.

Image: Tanja Nymark


Diameter: 62 cm
Distance from Globen: 5,5 km


AlbaNova universitetscentrum, Roslagstullbacken 21