Bringing Our Solar System Down To Earth
When you look at Earth from outer space, our differences of opinion can seem just a little less important. Get a different view with Our Place in Space.
Our Place in Space is an epic scale model of the solar system designed by artist and children’s author Oliver Jeffers. The 10km sculpture trail of the solar system will animate the riverside in Derry~Londonderry for four weeks and will feature an epic programme of events. Launching on Earth Day on 22nd April 2022, the trail begins at the 'Sun' in Bay Road Park moving along the park by the River Foyle, running through the city centre, before heading across the river to the Waterside greenway to 'Pluto'.
From creating a star to writing a symphony for the universe, inventing a new form of transport, building a Minecraft planet or connecting with space watchers around the globe, Our Place in Space invites participants to consider how we might better share and protect our planet in future. It brings our solar system down to Earth and sends us soaring into the stars to find new perspectives and reconsider what it means to live life on Earth.
Programme of Events
20th April - Astronaut Costume Making Workshops
22nd April - Earth Day | In Conversation with Oliver Jeffers and guests
23rd April - Astronomical World Record Attempt
23rd & 24th April - In Your Space Circus Performances
23rd & 24th April - Cycle the Solar System
24th April – Sunrise Yoga
30th April - Jazz at Jupiter | Jaydee Brass
30th April & 1st May - In Your Space Circus Performances
30th April & 1st May - Cycle the Solar System
30th April - Out of This World Storytelling
1st May - Jazz at Jupiter | Mr Wilsons Second Liners
1st May- Sunrise Yoga
4th May - Sunrise Yoga
6th May - Stargazing with the Irish Astronomical Association
7th & 8th May - In Your Space Circus Performances
7th & 8th May - Cycle the Solar System
9th May - Dr Bike Session with the Bike General
14th May - Out of This World Storytelling
15th May - Sunrise Yoga
16th May - Dr Bike Session with the Bike General
20th May - Bat Walk & Talk
20th May - Dr Bike Session with the Bike General
21st May - Sunrise Yoga
21st May - Cosmic Storytelling
22nd May - Sunrise Yoga
21st & 22nd May - Trail Lift-off
Get the App
The Our Place in Space augmented reality app is coming soon to Google Play and the Apple App Store. It’s going to augment your reality in ways you really didn’t expect!
1. Use the app to support your visit to the trail or experience it from anywhere on earth
2. Track your steps through the solar system, collect space souvenirs and upload a star to the ‘Universe of Us'
3. Learn all about our solar system on the way