Between 9-18 March 2018, the Museum of the Moon was presented in Leicester Cathedral, as part of a joint project led by the University of Leicester to mark British Science Week 2018. Over 6000 people visited on the final day of the exhibition.
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. Over its lifetime, the Museum of the Moon will be presented in a number of different ways both indoors and outdoors, so altering the experience and interpretation of the artwork. As it travels from place to place, it will gather new musical compositions and an ongoing collection of personal responses, stories and mythologies, as well as highlighting the latest moon science.
Programme of Events
Over the course of the exhibition a special programme of events took place beneath the moon.
London Concertante: Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos by Moonlight
‘Drumming for the Moon’ by Cassia Tree
Moon and Planetarium Schools Events with Dr Suzie Imber
Worship the Lord of Heaven and Earth Service
Rite of the Waning Moon
Dean’s Discussion: Faith in Science?