Museum of the Moon by Luke Jerram

Cork Midsummer Festival, in association with Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) and sponsored by O'Flynn Exhams Solicitors along with JCD Group and Urban Green Private present

Museum of the Moon by Luke Jerram

Visual Art

21 - 23 June
9am - 8.30pm


Nexus Hall, The Student Centre, CIT

We are bringing the Moon to Cork!

Arriving on Midsummer’s Day, this giant sculpture of the moon will fill the Nexus Hall at CIT to coincide with the International Space University’s 30th Annual Space Studies Programme (SSP17) which will be hosted by CIT from June 26th – August 25th, as well as celebrating the magic of Midsummer.

An internationally touring work measuring seven metres in diameter, the installation features detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface. People of all ages are invited to bathe beneath the moonlight and experience an atmospheric soundtrack created by BAFTA and Ivor Novello award winning composer, Dan Jones.

Museum of the Moon by artist Luke Jerram, co-commissioned by a number of creative organisations brought together by Luke Jerram and Norfolk & Norwich Festival. These include: At-Bristol, Lakes Alive, Provincial Domain Dommelhof, Brighton Festival, Greenwich+Docklands International Festival, Without Walls, Les Tombées de la Nuit, Rennes and Cork Midsummer Festival. The artwork has also been created in partnership with the UK Space Agency, University of Bristol and The Association for Science and Discovery Centres.

The Nexus Hall is on the main CIT Campus in Bishopstown, located in the Student Centre - see maps here and here.

Parking / Public Transport:
Parking is available on the CIT Campus. Public transport also available - bus route 208 from various points in Cork city centre.

9am - 8.30pm, Wednesday 21 - Friday 23 June

As part of the Space Studies Programme, speakers will include:

Dr Dan Tani – Tuesday 27th June
Dr Jeffrey Hoffman – Thursday 29th June

For further information on SSP17 and the SSP17 Public Engagement Programme, see the SSP website here.

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