Museum of the Moon is a new touring artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram who is known worldwide for his large scale public artworks.
The moon is on display in the new Human Biology Building in NUI Galway (indoors) for the duration of the Festival, until July 29, open daily from 11am-7pm.
Measuring seven metres in diameter, the moon features 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface. At an approximate scale of 1:500,000, each centimetre of the internally lit spherical sculpture represents 5km of the moon’s surface. The installation is a fusion of lunar imagery, moonlight and surround sound composition created by BAFTA and Ivor Novello award winning composer Dan Jones.