Looking for an unforgettable out of this world experience? If so, this might be just the job for you.
Derry calls ‘wannabe astronauts’ and members of the public to help break an exciting Guinness World Record.
Organised by the Nerve Centre, the people behind ‘Our Place in Space’, a 10 km (6.2 miles) sculpture trail that takes visitors on a journey through the solar system, the event will give the people of Derry (and those willing to travel) the chance to break a World Record.
So, whether you’ve dreamt of a life in space or just want the chance to say you’re a World Record Holder, read on to find out more.
How you can get involved – who, what, when, where, and why
Derry ‘wannabe astronauts’ are being called to help break a Guinness World Record on Saturday, 23 April, at Bay Park Road.
The record you will be helping to break is the largest gathering of people dressed as astronauts. It was last broken in 2017 at Sea Mills Primary School in Bristol when 257 space enthusiasts gathered together.
The event is open to space enthusiasts of all ages. So, if you fancy getting involved, grab your space suit because it’s almost time to take off.
Our Place in Space – a celebration of the solar system
The call for ‘wannabe astronauts’ from Derry to break the Guinness World Record is the beginning of a UK-wide celebration of creativity.
UNBOXED will see various events and installations set up in locations across the UK. One such installation is ‘Our Place in Space’, a 10 km (6.2 miles) sculpture trail designed by Oliver Jeffers that takes visitors on a journey through the solar system.
The trail will be free to explore. It is hoped to encourage visitors from far and wide to Northern Ireland’s historic Walled City.
Our Place in Space will be set up first in Derry from 22 April to 22 May before moving to Belfast, where it will remain from 11 June to 10 July.
After that, the trail will move to Cambridge from 30 July to 28 August. Finally, it will return to Northern Ireland, making its way along the North Down coast from 17 September to 16 October.
Get your spacesuit ready – Derry calls ‘wannabe astronauts’ to help break Guinness World Record
All astronauts must be fully equipped for this super important space mission. So, Our Place in Space will host a series of workshops that will provide materials for you to create your very own spacesuit.
Taking place the day after the launch of ‘Our Place in Space’, the World Record Attempt will set the tone for what is sure to be an exciting event.
TV presenter and Head of Science at Explorium Mark Langtry will head the proceedings on the day. There will also be circus performers, special guests, and prizes for the best costumes.
For more information and to register your interest, visit www.ourplaceinspace.earth.