Magic of the moon

Museum of the Moon art installation in Ely Cathedral. Credit: James Billings

50 years ago, man first landed on the moon. To celebrate those momentous first steps, take a look at these magical photos of the Museum of the Moon by British artist Luke Jerram, which is embarking on an overseas tour

Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon at the University of Bristol. Credit: Carolyn Eaton

Museum of the Moon is a touring artwork by British artist Luke Jerram. 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.

Museum of the Moon at Greenwich, London. Credit: Ed Simmons/Visit Greenwich

The installation is a fusion of lunar imagery, moonlight and surround sound composition created by BAFTA and Ivor Novello award winning composer Dan Jones. Each venue also programmes their own series lunar inspired events beneath the moon.

Museum of the Moon at Glastonbury festival 2019. Credit: Lukonic Photography