Oscar Lhermitte and his team want to make sure you don’t have to miss out on star gazing just because you live in an urban environment. They have concocted a system for planting stars in the night sky and they’ve even added a few new constellations.
About the project:
Over time, society has developed a complex rhythm that demands we live in an environment artificially lit twenty-four hours a day preventing us from experiencing the natural lights coming from billions of light years away, shining and twinkling as soon as the Sun sets to the west.
The Urban Stargazing project focuses on bringing back the stars in the city sky by recreating existing constellations and adding new ones, narrating old and contemporary myths about London. Twelve groups of stars have been installed at different locations in the city, and can only be observed by the naked eye at night time.