Our Place In Space launches

Blast off! Out of this world 10km installation launches in Derry-Londonderry


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Jazz at Jupiter, yoga at sunrise, and an encounter with an alien are just some of the out of this world experiences on offer when Our Place in Space launches this Friday [22 April] in Derry-Londonderry, as part of UNBOXED.

Designed by the award-winning author and artist Oliver Jeffers in collaboration with astrophysicist Professor Stephen Smartt, the 10km, 3D sculpture trail blasts off at Bay Road Park in the city this Friday and marks the beginning of a meteoric, month-long, schedule of free events.

The Our Place in Space trail weaves its way along the banks of the River Foyle, where each of our solar system's planets has been recreated as a contemporary art sculpture designed by Oliver Jeffers – an arch houses each planet with its name and an arrow as a giant illuminated sign above it. The location of the planets will give a sense of distance and whole new perspective on the surrounding landscape, the world around us and the stars above. An interactive App will be available to enhance the experience of the trail and explore the planets further.