Museum of the Moon
English artist Luke Jerram, whose art installations have been featured in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, is bringing 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 earlier this year.
The experience will be soundtracked by a score from Dan Jones, a Bafta (British Academy of Film and Television Arts)- and Ivor Novello (a Brtitish song-writing and composing award)-winning composer. And to coincide with the installation, Scienceworks will be presenting events relating to lunar science.