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Rochester Cathedral Moon

Started by MarkS, Feb 12, 2020, 11:38:09

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MarkS

Here's the moon hanging in the nave at Rochester Cathedral:



It's there until 4 March and it ought to be more spectacular at night because they switch on its internal illumination.

More info here:
https://www.rochestercathedral.org/moon-events

Mark

Rick

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We saw it (I assume it's the same one...) in Gloucester Cathedral late last year. It was still being set up when we were there.




Hugh

It is impressive when illuminated.  I saw it back in the summer at the National History Museum and did a short presentation on it at the society meeting.

A clever idea!

Hugh

MarkS

Quote from: Rick
We saw it (I assume it's the same one...) in Gloucester Cathedral late last year. It was still being set up when we were there.

Yes - that's the one!  It's been touring around for more than 3 years:
https://my-moon.org/tour-dates/

Mark

Rick

Quote from: MarkS on Feb 12, 2020, 13:46:06It's been touring around for more than 3 years:
https://my-moon.org/tour-dates/
Thanks. It's sure been about a bit. We had some friends from Germany staying, and we'd been visiting some of the relatively nearby "Harry Potter" and "Dr. Who" locations. Gloucester Cathedral falls into the former category, and it's less than fifteen miles away, so it had to be visited. The Moon exhibit was a surprise bonus.

ApophisAstros

very interesting to see the Dark side ,
Roger
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MarkS

Quote from: Hugh
It is impressive when illuminated.  I saw it back in the summer at the National History Museum and did a short presentation on it at the society meeting.


I plan to go back and see it one evening.

Mark

Carole

It's a stunning replica.  Are the craters cratered or just a picture?

Carole

MarkS

Quote from: Carole
It's a stunning replica.  Are the craters cratered or just a picture?

It's a smooth surface - not textured with craters.

Mark