Moon Touchdown celebrations on the Mall – Astronotes

July 30, 2019 - Comment

Armagh to host Moon-landing weekend spectacular on July 20-21 Cathedral Metropolis to showcase Luke Jerram’s giant-sized lunar sculpture at particular two-day ‘Museum of the Moon’ pageant occasion on the Mall subsequent month Armagh has joined an elite group of cities the world over to host artist Luke Jerram’s giant-sized spherical, internally lit lunar sculpture as


Armagh to host Moon-landing weekend spectacular on July 20-21

Cathedral Metropolis to showcase Luke Jerram’s giant-sized lunar sculpture at particular two-day ‘Museum of the Moon’ pageant occasion on the Mall subsequent month

Armagh has joined an elite
group of cities the world over to host artist Luke Jerram’s giant-sized
spherical, internally lit lunar sculpture as a part of a summer-long celebration
to mark the historic Apollo moon touchdown precisely 50 years in the past.

As a part of its ‘One Big
Leap’ summer time programme of occasions, Armagh Observatory and Planetarium, supported
by the Division for Communities and Armagh Metropolis, Banbridge and Craigavon
Borough Council, will host a particular ‘Museum on the Mall’ particular weekend pageant
occasion on the Mall on Saturday 20 July and Sunday 21 July.

Seven metres in diameter, artist Luke Jerram’s gorgeous set up,
which precisely options detailed imagery of the moon’s floor from Nasa –
every centimetre of the paintings representing about 5km of the moon – has already
featured in different areas throughout the opposite world, together with Australia, India,
France, Germany and the Netherlands.

To rejoice its arrival on the Mall, the two-day FREE occasion guarantees enjoyable for all of the household with
reside music and actions together with moon-themed Leaping Clay workshops, Captain
Marvel Caricatures, science workshops, face-painting, balloon modelling and
extra.

Main a forged of
award-winning musical expertise, together with Brian Kennedy and the four of us will take
to the stage over the weekend alongside standard artists Jon Chase, Music within the
Glen Sam Wickens and Hunk Papa. Armagh’s very personal Marty Rafferty Guitar Faculty
and younger musicians from Comhaltas may also be proudly performing.

It’s nearly 50 years since
the Apollo II Moon touchdown made historical past as the primary spaceflight to take people
to the floor of one other world – touchdown astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz
Aldrin on the Moon on July 20th 1969 – and a significant programme of particular occasions
is already beneath manner at Armagh Observatory and Planetarium.

Professor Michael Burton,
Director of Armagh Observatory and Planetarium stated:

“We’re delighted to deliver the Museum of the Moon to Armagh precisely 50 years from the Apollo 11 Moon touchdown. This extremely anticipated exhibition has featured in lots of cities throughout the globe similar to London, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Barcelona, Hong Kong and now will function within the lovely Metropolis of Armagh as a part of our ‘One Big Leap’ summer time programme to rejoice this excellent milestone. Backed by an impressive programme of occasions and a full weekend of festivities for everybody, we’re extraordinarily proud to as soon as once more make Armagh the place for area in 2019.

The jaw-dropping
large moon artwork set up shall be on full show for everybody to see within the
Mall and the jam-packed weekend programme shall be hosted by well-known TV and radio
presenter Siobhan McGarry.

For
particulars on all occasions as a part of the ‘One Big Leap’ summer time programme over
July and August, go to www.armagh.area and on Fb or
Twitter for normal data updates.

This
occasion is supported by the Division for Communities and Armagh Metropolis, Banbridge
and Craigavon Borough Council.

The Armagh Observatory and Planetarium stays
one of many UK and Eire’s oldest and most revered working planetariums
and nonetheless delivers a globally recognised scientific analysis and academic
programme. 



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