Giant moon installation coming to Bury St Edmunds
PUBLISHED: 09:12 21 January 2019 | UPDATED: 10:52 21 January 2019
A giant spherical moon sculpture will be installed in Bury St Edmunds as part of an immersive lunar experience next month.
Artist Luke Jerram’s sculpture was created using detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface with an approximate scale of 1:500,000, with each centimetre of the seven-metre spherical sculpture representing five kilometres of the moon’s surface.
Internally lit, the 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.
The Museum of the Moon exhibition is free to view at The Apex from February 19-23, from 10am–4pm – excluding the afternoon of February 19.
The event is part of the 2019 Suffolk Science Festival run by Kinetic Science and also includes the Moon Exhibition at Moyse’s Hall Museum, Bury St Edmunds, which runs until March 9. Entrance £5, child £3, concessions £3 and a family ticket £12.
For more information about the Museum of the Moon, visit www.theapex.co.uk or call 01284 758000.
Details about the Moon Exhibition at Moyse’s Hall can be found on www.moyseshall.org