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Museum of the Moon

Museum of the Moon
Start Date: 19 February 2019
Start Time: 10am
End Date: 23 February 2019

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

50 years since man first walked on the moon, enjoy an immersive lunar experience at The Apex…

Artist Luke Jerram’s enormous Moon was created using detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface with an approximate scale of 1:500,000 – each centimetre of the 7 metre spherical sculpture represents 5 kilometres of the moon’s surface!

The internally lit installation gives visitors a surreal up-close experience by fusing lunar imagery and moonlight with a surround sound composition by BAFTA and Ivor Novello award-winner Dan Jones.

This incredible touring artwork is sure to delight adults and children alike, bringing the nearest wonder of the night sky closer to home and firing imaginations…

Over the centuries, the moon has been interpreted as a god and as a planet, been used as a timekeeper, calendar and to aid night time navigation, and inspired artists, poets, scientists, writers and musicians the world over. Museum of the Moon allows us to observe our own interpretations of the moon and its place in our world, contemplate the various beliefs and mythologies surrounding the moon, and consider the latest moon science.

“It creates a personal connection with the nocturnal sky, heightening the experience of gazing at a “full moon” by generating a sense of nearness. The installation exudes extraordinary gentleness and inspires reflection, contemplation, celebration, and respect.” (Marseille arts curator)

See the Museum of the Moon official video to find out what to expect!

Running Tuesday 19 February - Saturday 23 February

Please note: The moon may not be accessible on the afternoon of Tuesday 19 February due to rehearsals taking place in the auditorium.

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Tickets: Free admission, donations welcome

This event is part of the 2019 Suffolk Science Festival run by Kinetic Science. Please click here for more information.

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