Free event Family friendly
Fri 20 Aug 2021 - Mon 30 Aug 2021
09:00 - 16:00
A stunning 7-metre replica of Earth, by artist Luke Jerram, featuring detailed NASA imagery, each centimetre of the internally-lit sculpture represents 18 kilometres of Earth’s surface, allowing visitors to see our planet floating in three dimensions, accompanied by a specially made surround-sound musical composition by BAFTA award winning composer Dan Jones.
The installation aims to create a sense of the Overview Effect, which was first described by author Frank White in 1987. Common features of the experience for astronauts are a feeling of awe for the planet, a profound understanding of the interconnection of all life, and a renewed sense of responsibility for taking care of the environment.