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UCLan Sun at Night on Stargazing Live

9th January 2014

The Sun at Night Project is being featured at BBC StarGazing Live on 9 January

The Sun at Night is an Arts Council England and UCLan funded installation by David Henckel (UCLan Artist in Residence) and Dan Wilkinson (Lecturer in Music) that explores our relationship to the Sun and creatively disseminates the research of UCLan's Solar Physics Group utilising the stunning images taken by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory.

The project has been supported by the UCLan Research and Innovation Office to allow people to experience a year in the life of our favourite star in just 30 minutes as it slowly rotates around a large cylindrical projection screen (designed and engineered by Hadley Brooks, Lecturer in CEPS). A year's worth of these amazing high definition images has been compressed into a 30 minute film by Daniel Brown (Lecturer in CEPS and member of UCLan's Solar Group). The film is accompanied by a deep and sinister soundtrack which has been composed to mirror the images.

After a successful premier in Preston's Victorian Covered Market on 30 November, it came to the attention of the BBC's StarGazing Live team who want to feature the installation as part of their live events at Royal Holloway, University of London, on 9 January 2014. The event will be attended by up to 6000 members of the public, who will all have the opportunity to see our closest star as they've never seen it before. See also: www.thesunatnight.info

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