Garden in the Sky-Star Party

Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 8:45pm to Sunday, August 5, 2018 - 12:45am

Location: 

  • Lockport Gallery, Lockport

Event Venue: 

The I&M Canal s

Event Audience: 

Family
Child
Adult
Teen
Member
Non Member/Public
Educator

Fee: 

free

“Garden in the Sky” features 24 hand crafted spheres that illuminate at the night to provoke humans interaction with nature and perceptual relationships with space.  The sculpture was funded with a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts “Our Town” program and the Illinois State Museum’s partnership with The Gaylord Building, a site of National Trust for Historic Preservation.

9-10:30 p.m. After dark, watch Mars in Opposition and view the night sky through your own telescope or those provided. Speakers: John Siblik, NIU Assoc. Prof. Art/ Director, School of Art and Design on Garden in the Sky http://niuarts.com/2018/07/garden-in-the-sky-at-the-illinois-state-museu... his latest installation.

Just after Mars reaches opposition with the sun July 27, 2018, observers on Earth will have their closest view of the planet since 2003. Just after Mars reaches opposition with the sun July 27, 2018, observers on Earth will have their closest view of the planet since 2003.

Access to the installation is available 24 hours per day, seven days per week.

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