Moon gazing.

We went to see the moon at Bolton Abbey on Monday, well to be precise we went to see Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon.

I happened to see a photo on facebook of the moon and thought it looked worth a visit, it was! The moon is a 7m inflatable sphere made of 120 NASA photos to make a model of the moon. It was hung in the Priory church at Bolton Abbey and it was amazing to see.

It meant we could also see ‘the dark side of the moon’, we googled the features of the moon so we could identify all the various seas on the moon, I didn’t realise there were so many. We could also identify some of the bigger craters.

Apparently the seas are not seas at all, just giant plains created by asteroid strikes and volcanic activity

It did make me wonder…and this may sound a silly question…but do those of you who live down under see the moon the other way up!!!

After our moon gazing we walked along the River Wharfe as far as the Strid, this is where the river narrows to a very narrow gorge. The autumn colours were lovely, though it was somewhat busier than I expected as it’s half term week for schools so there were lots of kiddies doing a pumpkin trail.

The moon is a travelling exhibition covering several countries, so if you fancy a visit or just learning more about it just follow the link to the website. It’s going to be at Bolton Abbey until October 31st.

Altogether we walked about 6.5 miles, a comfortable distance at the moment.

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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8 Responses to Moon gazing.

  1. Laura says:

    That is an awesome exhibit! 🙂

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  2. Amo says:

    I saw it with daughter when it was at the Natural History Museum just by chance and it was so impressive. Yes it’s upside down to us if we travel south and all the stars are different and gives a strange feeling even if you’re not a star gazer! Just of something not quite right and familiar. 😄

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  3. Lucyannluna says:

    The moon exhibition is amazing, we saw it a few years ago. Glad you enjoyed it

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  4. Jane M says:

    Wow and what a great setting. Hope to see it when it comes down to London or Portsmouth

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  5. kathyreeves says:

    How cool to see the moon like that, and those autumn colors, a great day!


  6. katechiconi says:

    I wonder if the exhibition will ever make it Down Under, and if so, whether they’ll hang it the other way up?

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  7. I am intrigued by the idea of a moon in a church. Thanks for sharing your experience of seeing this.

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