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This enormous moon is coming to the Harris

Posted on - 14th December, 2018 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, City Centre, Preston City Centre, Preston News, What's On in Preston
The Museum of the Moon when it was suspended in the University of Bristol Pic: Simon Galloway
The Museum of the Moon when it was suspended in the University of Bristol Pic: Simon Galloway

A giant moon is to be installed to the Harris Museum and Art Gallery.

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Combining technical and scientific skills the 23-foot high three dimensional moon will be suspended in the centre of the grade-I listed building.

The moon is made using NASA imagery and fuses moonlight and surround sound music.

Cabinet member for leisure and culture councillor Peter Kelly said: “We are delighted to have this incredible artwork on show for visitors to see. Hosting an installation of such international repute is a fantastic opportunity for the Harris and the city of Preston.

“With the chance to stand below it to take photos it is sure to be very popular on social media. This will be a truly unique experience and one not to be missed.”

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Put on by the Museum of the Moon it’s currently on a world tour and has attracted thousands of visitors wherever it is suspended.

Looking up at the giant moon Pic: Neil James
Looking up at the giant moon Pic: Neil James

A month-long programme of events with live music, film, science activities, talks and creative workshops – all with a lunar theme are planned.

The Museum of the Moon goes on display from 2 February to 24 February 2019.

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It’s free to go and see.

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