HOUSTON — It was 50 years ago this year Apollo 11 touched down on the moon.
In honor of the occasion, the Houston Museum of Natural Science is showing off a new view of the lunar surface like never before.
The sculpture “Moon” by Luke Jerram will be on display at the museum starting April 19.
The museum describes the sculpture as “a gigantic, internally lit lunar sculpture featuring NASA imagery of the moon’s surface. Lunar features, such as Tycho, Apollo 11’s landing spot and even the elusive “dark side of the moon” are displayed in stunning resolution just above your head.”
The moon exhibit is included with regular admission to the permanent exhibit halls and located in the Alfred C. Glassell, Jr. Hall at the museum.
More info from HMNS:
Created by artist Luke Jerram, this sculpture features 120 dpi detailed NASA imagery of the moon’s surface, using projection mapping. Lunar features, such as Tycho, Apollo 11’s landing spot and even the elusive “dark side of the moon” are displayed in stunning resolution on this unique sculpture. At an approximate 23 feet in diameter and an approximate scale of 1:500,000, each inch of the internally lit spherical sculpture represents 42 feet of the moon’s surface.
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