03
Oct

Museum of the Moon lunar replica captivates audiences worldwide

While SpaceX prepares to send a Japanese billionaire and eight artists to the Moon for free, UK artist Luke Jerram is bringing the Moon to audiences around the globe.

The Museum of the Moon is a touring artwork measuring seven meters in diameter; an approximate scale of 1:500,000. Each centimetre of the replica represent 5 kilometres of the Moon’s surface, meaning it’s been meticulously crafted in immense detail. All of which wouldn’t be possible without images from NASA’s Astrogeology Science Centre.

Luke Jerram's Museum of the Moon exhibit Luke Jerram's Museum of the Moon exhibit

“As I came in, my first reaction was, ‘Wow.’ Absolutely ‘wow,’” expresses one viewer inside its official 4K video below.

“The more you let your eyes set and focus on it, the more it looks real,” remarked another viewer.

Similar to the real Moon, this exhibit travels around the world

So far, the exhibit has visited numerous major cultural cities around the world. And since its launch in 2016, the giant replicas have been inspiring and entertaining with a blend of science and art; it’s also is accompanied by music composed by Dan Jones. Thus far, Museum of the Moon has visited the UK, Australia, India, Canada, the United States, France and Hungary, among many other locations.

Luke Jerram's Museum of the Moon exhibit Luke Jerram's Museum of the Moon exhibit

Luke shares in a statement, “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.”

According to Luke, the idea behind Museum of the Moon actually came from living in Bristol, which has the second highest tidal range in Europe; and the tides are caused by the Moon.

Luke Jerram's Museum of the Moon exhibit Luke Jerram's Museum of the Moon exhibit

Find out if this Moon exhibition will be stopping over in your country anytime soon via its upcoming tour dates and see more photos with #museumofthemoon.


Source: https://www.designboom.com/art/luke-jerram-museum-of-the-moon-08-31-2018/

Daniel is an Art Director and Graphic Designer with over a decade of experience in advertising and marketing in the Greater Toronto Area.

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