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Space Voyage: Moon show coming to St Albans Cathedral

PUBLISHED: 09:46 24 September 2019

Space Voyage at St Albans Cathedral (photo: Peter Walker/Luxmuralis)

Space Voyage at St Albans Cathedral (photo: Peter Walker/Luxmuralis)

Peter Walker/Luxmuralis

There will be an out-of-this-world installation popping up at St Albans Cathedral in October

Head to St Albans Cathedral this autumn for an out-of-this-world experience.

The ancient building, with the longest nave in England, will be illuminated outside and in with a sound and light show to mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing. Space Voyage will project galaxies as well as NASA images of the lunar surface, allowing people to take their own 'one small step' on the moon.

The immersive experience is designed by Luxmuralis, the same team who created the Poppy Fields illumination at the cathedral last year to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War which attracted more than 10,000 visitors.

Dean of the cathedral, Jeffrey John said the space installation was a great fit with the abbey: 'Cathedrals specialise in awe and transcendence. A cathedral is just the place to contemplate the mysteries of space and the place of human beings within it.'

The event, from October 28 to November 1, is part of a space themed programme at the cathedral throughout October and November including talks, music and children's trails. See stalbanscathedral.org for details.

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