MOON GALLERY - The first art exhibition on the moon

Moon Gallery ©Moon Gallery Foundation

About the project

As part of the international art project "Moon Gallery", artists, astrophotographers and various partner companies, such as the European Space Agency esa, have joined forces to organize the first permanent art exhibition on the moon. By 2025 at the latest, the artwork with a total of 100 artefacts is to be exhibited in a box on the moon.

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Moon Gallery ©Jamal Ageli

Our contribution

One of the 100 artefacts is a fused silica cube engraved with tree rings. This was designed and manufactured by the German artist and astrophotographer Jamal Ageli in collaboration with the German company Leica and the laser specialists at the Ernst Abbe University in Jena, Germany. Fused silica from Heraeus Conamic was chosen for the raw material due to its high radiation resistance and durability.

On February 19th, 2022, the artwork, initially consisting of 64 individual parts, was sent to the International Space Station (ISS) with the NG-17 rocket as part of the Northrop Grumman Cygnus supply mission. In preparation for the actual moon mission, the artefacts are to be subjected to various tests here, such as testing the durability of the materials in space.

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