Big stars and a big moon to shine in Leicester

Museum of the Moon

For an out-of-this-world experience in Leicester – head over to the spectacular array of events being held as part of British Science Week in March.

There’s a giant moon for a start – the Festival sponsored by the University of Leicester literally kicks-off with a huge recreation of our nearest neighbour, which will be hanging in Leicester Cathedral for the duration of the festival.

Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon is a new touring artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram. Measuring seven metres in diameter, the moon features 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface. At an approximate scale of 1:500,000, each centimetre of the internally lit spherical sculpture represents 5km of the moon’s surface.

Leicester Cathedral, the Highcross Shopping Centre, the National Space Centre, Abbey Pumping Station, Newarke House, the Richard III Visitor Centre, BBC Radio Leicester  and the University of Leicester are among the venues for the events. You can find out more on our dedicated British Science Week website.

  • British Science Week, run by the British Science Association is a celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths, featuring entertaining and engaging events and activities across the UK for people of all ages. The campaign provides a platform to stimulate and support teachers, STEM professionals, science communicators and the general public to produce and participate in STEM events and activities across the UK. Last year, over 230 events, reaching nearly 1 million participants, took place across the UK.