Pictures and video: Preston sun project is a favourite with BBC Stargazing Live
An art installation which started in Preston has been seen by millions on TV and visited by thousands in London.
The Sun At Night wowed audiences on the BBC’s Stargazing Live more than 6,000 people have visited the installation at Royal Holloway University in Egham.
The project allows people to witness a year in the life of the sun, with a 30 minute film accompanied by a sinister soundtrack from artists David Henckel and Dan Wilkinson.
They first put on the Sun at Night in November on the Covered Market in Preston.
Since then they got asked to be part of the BBC’s astronomy extravaganza hosted by Dara O Brien and Professor Brian Cox.
David Henckel said: “Royal Holloway University is a stunning location, which provided the perfect setting for The Sun at Night during an evening dedicated to gazing in wonder at distant stars.
“The installation, which allowed visitors to get up close and personal to our own star, was by far the audience’s favourite attraction amongst the many intriguing exhibits.”
You can find out more about The Sun at Night project on their website.
- 19th, January 2014
Most Read posts
- Penwortham Christmas Markets two run on Pope Lane and Liverpool Road 445 views
- Preston Christmas Market opening times announced 405 views
- Fire crews put out blaze at Tickled Trout Hotel 318 views
- New £20 million engineering building planned for UCLan’s Preston campus 290 views
- Alive After Five Awards finalists announced as 32,000 votes cast 236 views
- Preston Market plans: Architects to be confirmed for next step in Indoor Market demolition7 comments
- Opinion: Why art-deco beauty Lancastria House needs to be saved from Preston Markets plan5 comments
- Watch: Replay back #AskRankin our debate with Preston City Council leader Peter Rankin4 comments
- Bonfire Night 2014: Firework displays in and around Preston3 comments
- Deepdale tramline: Councillors defer decision as Preston tramline moves small step closer3 comments