12-29 October 2022
We're delighted to be partnering with Chelmsford Cathedral who will feature Gaia as part of our first annual Chelmsford Science Festival.
The exhibition will be a key part of the Festival, providing an opportunity for people of all ages to be inspired and to discover the fascinating world of science.
Gaia is a touring artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram. Measuring six metres in diameter and created from 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the Earth’s surface, the artwork provides the opportunity to view the planet, floating in three dimensions.
It will be suspended, two metres up, giving visitors an opportunity to see the earth as astronauts see it from space and will fill the nave of Chelmsford Cathedral.
Artist Luke Jerram hopes that visitors will be inspired, seeing our planet in a new way and that the installation will give people an opportunity to reflect on its vulnerability.
The three-week event will focus on education and the environment with a range of exciting events and opportunities. Gaia will also be free to visit during the day. Especially for half-term, there will be events taking place for families and an opportunity to see Gaia spectacularly lit at night.
On Saturday 15 October you can meet our Global Sustainability Institute team who will be delivering a whole range of free and interactive activities around the Cathedral grounds. Meanwhile on Tuesday 18 October, the Cathedral hosts a talk by the first British astronaut, Helen Sharman CMG OBE.
There are lots of other exciting events happening during the Chelmsford Science Festival, which runs 12-18 October. Take a look at the full programme and book your free tickets today.