Have you ever wondered what the Earth looks like from space? Cancel that expensive space holiday because this summer you get to see it for free, right here in Cardiff.
British installation artist, Luke Jerram will be bringing his incredible touring artwork, Gaia to the Centre on 20 July 2019 for six weeks over the summer.
Measuring a staggering seven metres (23 feet) in diameter, Gaia features 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the Earth’s surface so you'll be able to see our planet, floating in 3D inside our Glanfa foyer.
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The artwork is 1.8 million times smaller than our actual planet, with each centimetre of the internally lit sculpture describing 18km of the Earth’s surface.
In Greek mythology, Gaia is the personification of the Earth, the Earth Goddess and ancestral mother of all life.
"I hope visitors to Gaia get to see the Earth as if from space; an incredibly beautiful and precious place. An ecosystem we urgently need to look after – our only home."Luke Jerram
By standing 211m away from the artwork, you'll be able to see the Earth as it appears from the moon, how NASA astronauts saw it as they stood on the moon for the first time and stared back at our tiny blue dot in space.
Gaia was created in partnership with the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), Bluedot and the UK Association for Science and Discovery Centres.