Immersive ‘Museum of the Moon’ at The Apex

Written by MiriamSpall on Friday, January 18, 2019 - 17:37

Bury St Edmunds 19 – 23 February

Its 50 years since man first walked on the moon. Now you can enjoy an immersive lunar experience for free at The Apex in Bury St Edmunds when artist Luke Jerram’s enormous 7-meter spherical Moon sculpture is installed at the entertainment centre between 19 and 23 February.

The artwork was created using detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface with an approximate scale of 1:500,000 – each centimetre of the 7-metre spherical sculpture represents 5 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.

Over the centuries, the moon has been interpreted as a god and as a planet, been used as a timekeeper, calendar and to aid night time navigation, and inspired artists, poets, scientists, writers and musicians the world over. Museum of the Moon allows you to make your own interpretation of the moon and its place in the world, contemplate the various beliefs and mythologies surrounding the moon and consider the latest moon science.

The Museum of the Moon exhibition is free to view at The Apex, Charter Square, Bury St Edmunds from 19 to 23 February, 10am – 4pm (excluding the afternoon of 19 February). This 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 9 March (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, see it on YouTube or for social media use hashtag #MuseumoftheMoon; details about the Moon Exhibition at Moyse’s Hall can be found on www.moyseshall.org, or for suggestions about where to stay and things to see and do in Bury St Edmunds and the surrounding area visit www.burystedmundsandbeyond.co.uk.

 

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