Solar system sculpture trail touches down at the dock

Solar system sculpture trail touches down at the dock

This month, Liverpool will be home to Our Place in Space, a recreation of the solar system as a stunning 8.1 km sculpture trail, designed by artist Oliver Jeffers, astrophysicist Professor Stephen Smartt and a creative team led by Nerve Centre. 

Following visits to several cities across the UK in 2022, where it has been experienced by more than 300,000 people, the trail will touch down in Liverpool from 14 October to 6 November. 

Beginning in the city centre and running along the waterfront, including Royal Albert Dock, Our Place in Space is free to visit and features scale models of the Sun and planets, recreated as contemporary art sculptures. At a scale of 591 million to one, the Sun is 2.35 metres across, Earth is 2.2 centimetres and Pluto just 4 millimetres. 

Events and creative education programmes are taking place across the city, including Tate Liverpool where Oliver Jeffers will be discussing his work and the inspiration behind Our Place in Space on 15 October. 

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