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Museum of the Moon at Mackintosh Queen’s Cross

Today I and my brother Martin and two nieces Sophie and Mia, made a first visit to the Mackintosh Church in Maryhill, Glasgow.

We were there to visit Museum of the Moon, a new touring artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram. I’d first heard about this exhibition when watching the BBC documentary Wonders of the Moon.

The installation is a fusion of lunar imagery, moonlight and surround sound composition created by BAFTA and Ivor Novello award winning composer Dan Jones. Measuring seven metres in diameter, the sculpture features 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface. At an approximate scale of 1:500,000, each centimetre represents 5km of the moon’s surface.

We all really enjoyed seeing this striking artwork in such a beautiful setting and learning a little more about the moon, too.

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