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Light Night 2019: Artist Luke Jerram's Museum of the Moon Installation in the Royal Concert Hall

31 January 19 words: LeftLion

It's the closest this installation has ever been to Nottingham, so it's dead exciting...

Light Night returns to Hoodtown on Friday 8 Febraury 2019, and this year's event has been inspired by the fiftieth anniversary of Apollo 11's spaceflight and landing of the first man on the moon.

Alongside the usual light installations, family activities and performances, one of the main attractions is Museum of the Moon by Bristolian artist Luke Jerram, which shall be sitting pretty in the Royal Concert Hall. 

Measuring seven metres in diameter, the moon features 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface, and at an approximate scale of 1:500,000, each centimetre of the illuminated sculpture represents 5km of the moon’s surface. Wowza. 

Throughout its lifetime, the installation has been presented both indoors and outdoors, in the UK and abroad, most recently returning from a tour in India with the British Council. 

The installation is also accompanied by a surround sound composition created by BAFTA and Ivor Novello award winning composer, Dan Jones.

It's a real treat to the eyes, and should definitely not be missed. 

Light Night 2019 wayfinder

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