4 September 2014The Final Orbit

It's been an incredible year for Second Moon and Katie Paterson, who won the prestigious South Bank Sky Arts Award earlier this year.

Since its launch in September 2013 Second Moon has been orbiting the planet via UPS courier at almost the same pace as the Moon.

Unlike the Moon, it has also acquired a very thick layer of labels and quarantine stickers, encountered Government Regulatory Agencies, been placed on agricultural holds, required X-rays and has been delayed due to vehicle breakdowns and some pretty severe weather conditions!

We expect Orbit 13 to take 20 days, which will see it land for the last time at the Great North Museum on Saturday 20th September!

Watch this space…

Next stop: Shanghai

Second Moon is about to begin its final orbit! Download the App and follow it as it completes its year-long journey.  

Be part of the Second Moon diary team

Researchers in the International Centre for Cultural and Heritage Studies at Newcastle University are looking for 12 people to take part in a diary study recording personal experiences of using the Second Moon App.

Sign up here: Second Moon Diary

Second Moon, has been commissioned by Locus+ in partnership with Newcastle University and Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums. With production support from Elmsly.

It has been supported by Arts Council England, Adelaide Festival, Newcastle City Council, Catherine Cookson Foundation, Mead Gallery and the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.