An art installation that will be open to the public on a daily basis for the duration of the Festival.
17. What will the format of your event be?:
An artwork and range of related engagement activities
18. Please give any details about the format of your event you feel are relevant.:
Throughout its one-year orbit, the journey of Second Moon will be tracked and uploaded onto the Second Moon website, the Second Moon free app and a projection which will be situated at various locations locally, nationally and globally. Using the aesthetic of astronomical graphics, the information will be illustrated as charts that will show, in real time, the location of Second Moon in its orbit around the earth, Second Moon’s location in relation to the moon and also the viewer’s location in relation to both Second Moon and the moon.
Great North Museum: Hancock and potentially other venues in central Newcastle; related activity may take place at Kielder Observatory
13. Description of the core message of your event and key topics to be covered (c.100 words):
A small moon ‘satellite’ - a lunar meteorite -will be launched from a location in the centre of Newcastle and will orbit the earth (by air freight) for one year (twelve lunar cycles), finally landing back in the UK, potentially at the location of the next British Science Festival in 2014. The work will be conceived and delivered by a young British artist, Katie Paterson, whose work is gaining an internationl reputation and who has a track record of projects that engage with scientific specialisms and broach subjects at the edges of current scientific knowledge. She is in regular contact with academic departments, observatories and amateur astronomers around the world.
14. Does the event have particular local relevance?:
15. If so, please indicate what this is:
The project links with the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Newcastle University; with the Great North Museum, particularly the planetarium and the meteorites in the geology collection; the the Kielder Observatory; and will be facilitated by a Newcastle-based arts agency with a national reputation.
22. Do you consider that the event will attract press interest?:
23. If yes, please summarise up to 4 key points you think will be of press interest:
Innovative use of technology. Opportunity for the public to engage with the website, app and projection to track the progress of the Second Moon as is circles the earth. Emerging reputation of the artist and the scientific nature of her work. Link to outstanding programme of creativitiy in the North East.
24. Do you have any other comments you would like to make or information you would like to include?:
This proposal is subject to the development and submission of a funding application to Arts Council England which is being developed in partnership with Newcastle University, Newcastle City Council and arts agency Locus+. The proposal has been discussed with Farrah Nazir.
I am the event manager:
I am the event manager
1. Event Manager Organisation:
Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums
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Newcastle upon Tyne
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8. Event Manager Telephone number:
0191 277 2276
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10. Which of the following areas of science does your event best fit into?:
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11. Do you have a preferred day for your event to take place on?:
Saturday 7 September 2013
Sunday 8 September 2013
Monday 9 September 2013
Tuesday 10 September 2013
Wednesday 11 September 2013
Thursday 12 September 2013