Museum of the Moon is a touring artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram.
Society secretary Dominic Curran visited St Wilfreds church, Harrogate on Friday 12th July 2019, where it was in display As part of the Harrogate international festival.
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.
The installation is a fusion of lunar imagery, moonlight and surround sound composition created by BAFTA and Ivor Novello award winning composer Dan Jones. Each venue also programmes their own series lunar inspired events beneath the moon.
It will return to Yorkshire at Wakefield from 24th August to 8th September and Rievaux Abbey from 19th to 22nd September.