Museum of the Moon at New Scientist Live

Measuring seven metres in diameter, the moon features 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface. At an approximate scale of 1:500,000, each centimetre of the internally lit spherical sculpture represents 5km of the moon’s surface.

The massive 21meter wide, high resolution image used to create the moon artwork, was created by the Astrogeology Science Centre in the USA. The imagery was taken by a NASA satellite carrying the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera launched in 2010.

Museum of the Moon is a touring artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram.

During World Space Week 2019, you can see Museum of the Moon in the UK at:

New Scientist Live, London UK, 10-13 October
Leicester Cathedral, UK, 11 – 20 October
Bloomsbury Festival, London, 11 – 20 October
Natural History Museum, London, 17 May 2019 – 5 January 2020
Strike a Light Festival, Gloucester Cathedral, UK, 16 October – 4 November
Ironbridge Gorge Museum, UK, 21 October – 10 November
Birkenhead Town Hall, 25 October – 15 November
Derry Halloween, N. Ireland, 26 October – 1 November
Light Up Lancaster, Priory Church, UK, 1 – 20 November
Nightfall Festival, Stockton, UK, 5 – 6 December

Over the coming years Museum of the Moon will be presented in art exhibitions, science, music and light festivals around the world. As the artwork tours, new audio compositions will be created and performed by a range of established composers and musicians, so adding to the Museum of the Moon collection.

 

More information about Museum of the Moon: my-moon.org

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