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The Moon – interactive touchscreen The National Maritime Museum
Exploring the lunar surface through a 3D interactive touchscreen app
We were honoured to be part of the prestigious exhibition, The Moon, at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. The exhibition co-insided with the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landings, and documented man’s fascination with the Moon, from astrological writings on a Mesopotamian Tablet from 172 BCE, to the Hasselblad camera equipment used by the Apollo astronauts, through to architectural models of proposed future lunar bases. We were commissioned to design a touchscreen interactive to allow visitors to explore the Moon’s surface, discover fascinating lunar landmarks and also go inside the moon to see what scientists believe the Moon is made of (no, not cheese).
We created a 3D model of the lunar surface, using photography from NASA, and incorporated it into a custom app which allowed visitors to spin the Moon model in 360º. There were three themes – Lunar Features, People On The Moon, and Inside The Moon. Visitors could tap to explore hotspots on the lunar surface, to open archive photographs and discovery interesting stories, from Mons Huygens, which at 5.5 km high is the Moon’s highest mountain to the Mare Tranquillitatis which was selected as a safe landing site for Apollo 11. By tapping on Inside The Moon, visitors could open the 3D lunar model to reveal the inner layers that make up the Moon’s core, and reveal the minerals that could be potentially mined by future lunar explorations. The Moon exhibition runs until January 2020 at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. #Moon50