Museum of the Moon after dark
November 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Friday, repeating until December 17, 2021
One event on January 7, 2022 at 5:00 pm
On select Fridays in November, December, and January, Berkshire Museum will hold extended hours for the Museum of the Moon, an installation of lunar views and glowing moonlight by UK artist Luke Jerram and an ethereal soundscape by award-winning composer Dan Jones, bringing together science, starlight and celebratory seasonal fun. The Berkshire Museum will stay open late to offer more chances to tour the museum’s exhibitions and experience the moonlight.
Museum of the Moon is an exact replica of Earth’s moon, a gently glowing orb suspended in midair. Jerram created the installation using NASA imagery of the lunar surface, hoping to inspire those who experience it to contemplate the many ways the moon connects humankind across time and culture.
The museum will hold events around the exhibit, from family-friendly magic shows and activities to Paint & Sip, choral music, morning classes from Radiance Yoga, poetry, or a screening of a new documentary about NASA astronauts, The Wonderful, followed by discussion with astronaut Cady Coleman and Josh Simpson, a deep space and cosmos-inspired glass artist.
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