Museum of the Moon

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Museum of the Moon supporting Weymouth Civic Society

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Venue: Nothe Fort
Address: Barrack Road DT4 8UF

Website: Visit website

When: Friday 12th July, 2019 - 10:30am


Fifty years on from the first moon landing, three Dorset arts festivals join forces to bring you Dorset Moon – an exciting new addition to Dorset's summer season.

Inside Out Dorset, b-side and Bournemouth Arts by the Sea will present Luke Jerram's internationally acclaimed Museum of the Moon as the centrepiece of a free fantastic outdoor event in Dorset.

Dorset Moon will land at the Nothe Fort Weymouth 12 - 14 JULY 2019
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.

Charity Number: 1148603

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