The installation is a seven-metre diameter suspended projection sphere, presenting astrophysical data from NASA's Solar Dynamic Observatory (SDO) in stunning 360° with additional smoke effects to mimic the sun’s outer atmosphere. SUN displays 10 weeks in the life of our closest star in 12.5 minutes of real time. The continually revolving images reveal the Sun in extreme ultraviolet light, a part of the electromagnetic spectrum beyond human sight.
The projected imagery makes the sphere itself appear to rotate. Specialised image enhancement techniques highlight the finer details and texture of our solar neighbour, which would otherwise be lost. Cycling through different ranges of temperature from a cool 4500 degrees to an impossibly hot 10 million degrees, SUN reveals our star in a completely new light.
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The experience is a loop of 12.5 minutes.
Minimum 12m (height), 10 x 10m
Ideally 15m x 12 x 12m.
1 day installation + testing.
De-installation in 4 hours.
220kg - 350kg