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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!

So, what exactly is Our Place in Space?

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!)

Out-of-this-world sculpture trail

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!

What happens when an artist and an astrophysicist get together?

Learn more about what inspired Oliver Jeffers and Professor Stephen Smartt to create Our Place in Space.

Creative Team

From an initial concept by Oliver Jeffers and Chris Haughton

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