From now until March 31, fan-favorite “Moon” – a near life-size replica of that big wheel of cheese in the sky – will be on display in the Alfred C. Glassell, Jr. Hall for your viewing pleasure.
At 23 feet in diameter and an approximate scale of 1:500,000, each inch of the internally lit sculpture represents 8 miles of the moon’s surface.
— The Houston Museum of Natural Science ❤️🦖🧠🌌 (@hmns) March 9, 2022
“Lunar features, such as Tycho, Apollo 11’s landing spot and even the elusive ‘dark side of the moon’ are displayed in stunning resolution on this unique sculpture. At an approximate 23 feet in diameter and an approximate scale of 1:500,000, each inch of the internally lit spherical sculpture represents 8 miles of the moon’s surface.”
Previously exhibited a few years ago, HMNS is reprising the stellar exhibition once again in honor of NASA’s Artemis Program. The program, launched a few years back, is currently underway with the mission of landing the first woman, as well as the first person of color, on the moon.
Access to Moon are with purchase of regular admission tickets.
In other moon news, the museum is celebrating Pink Floyd’s iconic Dark Side Of The Moon album with a full scale high-def, full dome video immersive experience at its Planetarium:
“It’s not just a laser show, it’s a totally new digital revolution in sight and sound surrounding you, immersing you and losing you in the Dark Side of the Moon,” the museum writes on its website.