It has created a sensation across the world and now Museum of the Moon will shine at the Life Science Centre in Newcastle from 2 February until 31 March 2019.
Museum of the Moon is a touring artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram, which has been seen by millions of people throughout the world. It has been exhibited at the Commonwealth Games in Australia, at five cities in India and in Aarhus in Denmark for the European Capital of Culture.
Linda Conlon, Chief Executive of Life, said: “We’re bringing the Moon to the Toon! Life is proud to host such an internationally-acclaimed artwork, and to give local people the opportunity to see it. It’s particularly timely, as 2019 marks the 50thanniversary of the first Moon landing.”
The seven-metre-wide sphere, which will be suspended in the air, allows visitors to explore the Moon’s surface in incredible detail. The artwork fuses imagery captured by the NASA spacecraft Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter with a surround sound composition, created by BAFTA and Ivor Novello award-winning composer Dan Jones.
Luke Jerram, its creator, said: “As a child I always wanted a telescope so I could study the Moon and the night’s sky. Now, with my own Moon, I can fly there, study every detail and share this experience with the public. We can even explore the far side of the Moon, which is never visible from Earth.”
Life is also offering visitors the opportunity to book a once-in-a-lifetime dining experience by Museum of the Moon on the night of the Supermoon on 21 March. At the Supermoon Supper*, swing singer Paul Skerritt will add to the romantic atmosphere with Moon-inspired music for an evening to remember.
Museum of the Moon is included with admission to Life Science Centre**. Visitors can also find out more about the Moon in the planetarium show Moonstruck, explore the world of sci-fi in the exhibition Alien Invasion and be entertained with the new show Kitchen Science in the Science Theatre. Meanwhile, in Times Square, the popular ice rink* is still open to the public until Sunday 24 February.
For more information and to book tickets, visit life.org.uk/museum-moon
*Not included with Life Science Centre admission.
**Discounted tickets to only visit Museum of the Moon after 4.00pm are available and can be purchased online in advance at life.org.uk/moon-late-entry
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