Get up close to the Sun!

The SUN is an awe inspiring 3D recreation of the Sun. Created by public artist Alex Rinsler and Professor Robert Walsh, professor of Astrophysics at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), the Sun is making its debut at the STEAM museum in Swindon as part of the Festival of Tomorrow.

And there will be free family activities everyday, alongside the Sun, whilst you take in the view!

The Festival of Tomorrow - Get up close to the Sun!
The Festival of Tomorrow - Get up close to the Sun!

The six- metre light artwork is visual feast presenting data from NASA’s solar Dynamic Observatory in stunning 360 degrees, with smoke effects to mimic the outer atmosphere of our hottest, closest star.  Visitors to the exhibition will witness 10 weeks of the Suns life in 12 and a half minutes as it cycles through temperatures ranging from 4, 500 to 10 million degrees centigrade, accompanied by an original soundscape from multimedia artist Ebe Oke and counter tenor Feargal Mostyn- Williams.

The SUN is a sight to behold!

The Installation funded by the UKRI Science and Technology Facilities Council, as part of Swindon’s Festival of Tomorrow About Town programme, from the 13th- 19th February 2023 at STEAM, Museum of the Great Western Railway.