Moonbathing and exoplanets as Norfolk and Norwich Festival goes galactic

Molly Kiddell at the Museum of the Moon in The Forum for the Norfolk and Norwich Festival.
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Molly Kiddell at the Museum of the Moon in The Forum for the Norfolk and Norwich Festival. Byline: Sonya Duncan. Copyright: Archant 2017 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

The mysteries of the universe became a little clearer as experts shed light on galactic goings-on as part of the Norfolk and Norwich Festival.

Norfolk and Norwich Festival performances take place around the Forum
Seshni Mohammed and her daught

Norfolk and Norwich Festival performances take place around the Forum Seshni Mohammed and her daughter Samia. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

A huge, inflatable moon, is at The Forum as part of Bristol-based artist Luke Jerram's Museum of the Moon installation.

On Saturday, as visitors to The Forum moonbathed on deckchairs beneath the lunar installation, people discovered more about the solar system and beyond.

Youngsters looked at models to find out how many moons the planets in the solar system have, courtesy of the British Science Association.

And Gerry Blake, from the Kinetic Science Foundation, explained all about exoplanets - planets which orbit stars outside our solar system.

Norfolk and Norwich Festival performances take place around the Forum
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There was also singing, storytelling and performances about the moon.

The Moon installation will be at The forum until Sunday, May 21.

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The Museum of the Moon during the 2017 Norfolk and Norwich Festival. Photo: Sonya Duncan
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The Museum of the Moon during the 2017 Norfolk and Norwich Festival. Photo: Sonya Duncan . Copyright: Archant 2017 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

Norfolk and Norwich Festival performances take place around the Forum
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Norfolk and Norwich Festival performances take place around the Forum Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

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Norfolk and Norwich Festival performances take place around the Forum Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

Norfolk and Norwich Festival performances take place around the Forum
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Norfolk and Norwich Festival performances take place around the Forum Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

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