Pictures and video: Preston sun project is a favourite with BBC Stargazing Live

Visitors pose infront of the Sun at Night exhibition

Visitors pose infront of the Sun at Night exhibition

An art installation which started in Preston has been seen by millions on TV and visited by thousands in London.

The Sun At Night wowed audiences on the BBC’s Stargazing Live more than 6,000 people have visited the installation at Royal Holloway University in Egham.

The project allows people to witness a year in the life of the sun, with a 30 minute film accompanied by a sinister soundtrack from artists David Henckel and Dan Wilkinson.

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They first put on the Sun at Night in November on the Covered Market in Preston.

BBC Stargazing Live takes over Royal Holloway

BBC Stargazing Live takes over Royal Holloway

The film condenses a year of the sun

The film condenses a year of the sun

 

Since then they got asked to be part of the BBC’s astronomy extravaganza hosted by Dara O Brien and Professor Brian Cox.

David Henckel said: “Royal Holloway University is a stunning location, which provided the perfect setting for The Sun at Night during an evening dedicated to gazing in wonder at distant stars.

“The installation, which allowed visitors to get up close and personal to our own star, was by far the audience’s favourite attraction amongst the many intriguing exhibits.”

You can find out more about The Sun at Night project on their website.

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