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Our Place in Space (UNBOXED: Creativity)

Bay Road, DERRY, County Londonderry, BT487SE
Our Place in Space (UNBOXED: Creativity)


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



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