If we could look back at Earth from the vastness of the solar system, what would we feel? Wouldn’t squabbles look stupid from Saturn? Wouldn’t violence seem senseless from Venus? Forget about ‘Us and Them’, from the perspective of Pluto, it’s just US!
Centered around an epic scale model of the solar system designed by the artist Oliver Jeffers with scientist Professor Stephen Smartt and a creative team led by Nerve Centre, Our Place in Space is a sculpture trail of our solar system, interactive AR app and exciting learning and events programme (including our very own Minecraft world!)
In 2022, the Our Place in Space sculpture trail landed on the banks of the River Foyle in Derry~Londonderry (22 April - 22 May) before moving to Divis and the Black Mountain in Belfast (11 June - 10 July). We then travelled across the Irish Sea to Cambridge (30 July - 28 August) followed by Liverpool (14 October - 6 November).
The trail returned to Northern Ireland at the Ulster Transport Museum and North Down Coastal Path on 24 February - 26 March 2023. Following this, The Sun to Mars has remained at Ulster Transport Museum as an exhibit to continue to enjoy!
Learn more about what inspired Oliver Jeffers and Professor Stephen Smartt to create Our Place in Space.
From an initial concept by Oliver Jeffers and Chris Haughton
UNBOXED: Creativity is a once-in-a-lifetime celebration of creativity, taking place across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and online from March to October 2022.
We’re lifting the lid on 10 awe-inspiring new ideas, shaped across science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics by brilliant minds working in unexpected collaborations. Unmissable events and unforgettable experiences are coming to places and spaces right across the UK: from coastal towns and city centres to breathtaking areas of natural beauty.