Museum of the Moon
English artist Luke Jerram, whose art installations have been featured in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, has brought his seven-metre-wide, hyper-accurate Moon sculpture to Melbourne.
The artwork uses NASA imagery and is a roughly 1:500,000 scale model of the moon. Each centimetre represents about five real kilometres of the moon’s surface.
It's already travelled to China, Canada and France, and this will be Museum of the Moon's second trip down under after appearing at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast last year.
The experience is soundtracked by a score from Dan Jones, a Bafta (British Academy of Film and Television Arts)- and Ivor Novello (a British songwriting and composing award)-winning composer. And to coincide with the installation, Scienceworks is presenting events relating to lunar science.
This article was updated on January 16, 2019 at 12.23pm.