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One Small Step moon art installation lands at Peterborough Cathedral




A trip to the moon might be easier than jetting off in search of the sun this summer.

The art installation One Small Step has landed in Peterborough Cathedral and lets visitors walk on the surface of 'the moon'.

The lunar landscape, 36 metres in length, will show craters and details as well as the place where Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin made their Apollo 11 landing in 1969.

The lunar landscape art installation offers a wonderful experience for all ages
The lunar landscape art installation offers a wonderful experience for all ages

Created by the renowned sculptor and artist Peter Walker using imagery from Nasa, the installation follows in the footsteps of other astronomical experiences. Peterborough Cathedral hosted Tim Peake’s spacecraft as part of its nationwide tour, and Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon and Gaia art installations.

The Very Rev Chris Dalliston, Dean of Peterborough, said: “We are very excited that we have been able to secure this exhibition for Peterborough.

"Half a century on from the first moon landings, and as we emerge from the pandemic, we hope this will not only be great fun for children to explore, but an opportunity for all of us to rekindle our imaginations and ask the big questions about our place in the universe.”

The lunar landscape was at Lichfield Cathedral before coming to Peterborough
The lunar landscape was at Lichfield Cathedral before coming to Peterborough

During the exhibition there will be hands-on activities for all ages. Entry to the cathedral and the exhibition, open 10am to 4pm Mondays to Saturdays and noon until 3pm Sundays, is by donation.



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