Experience & Learning
Global Lunar Day
Joanna GriffinJill Stuart, Prof Bernard Foing, Bee Thakore, Dr Marek Kukula
Oxo Tower Wharf
London SE1 9PH
Free, limited spaces please book online
Global Lunar Day, symposium
The launch of India's Chandraayan-1 and the (projected) first soft landing on the moon since 1976 by the Chinese Space agency's Chang 'E-3 has shifted the global perspective on lunar exploration. What are the implications of the new wave of lunar missions by former developing countries? How does this affect the cultural perspective worldwide on the Moon and what does this mean to people who live in non-western countries? A panel of commentators from the science, engineering and art worlds give their opinions during the final weekend of The Arts Catalyst's Republic of the Moon exhibition.
Saturday 1 February, 2-5pm
Moderator: Dr Jill Stuart (Executive Editor of Space Policy)
- Prof Bernard Foing (Executive Director, International Lunar Exploration Working Group)
- Bijal (Bee) Thakore (engineer and member of Board of Directors, Planetary Society)
- Dr Marek Kukula (Public Astronomer, Royal Observatory Greenwich)
- Joanna Griffin (artist and researcher Srishti School of Art, Bangalore, Transtech).
Free symposium but limited capacity, so please reserve your place online.
NOTE: There is a stairlift to the exhibition galleries and the symposium venue, The event will be recorded and every effort will be made to livestream the talks here.
Republic of the Moon is a touring exhibition, commissioned by The Arts Catalyst with FACT. The first version of the exhibition was presented at FACT Liverpool in winter 2012. The exhibition and residency has been made possible with Grants for the Arts support from Arts Council England and Science & Technology Facilities Council.
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