23-foot replica of the moon to be suspended in Third Ward's Catalano Square this weekend
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A new pop-up festival celebrating all things lunar is making its way to the Third Ward this weekend, with a 23-foot replica of the moon as its centerpiece.
The Under One Moon festival was created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing in 1969.
The event will feature renowned UK artist Luke Jerram's Museum of the Moon installation -- a giant 23-foot diameter replica of the moon that will be suspended from a crane in Catalano Square.
Museum of the Moon depicts a hyper-real view of the lunar surface using detailed NASA photography. It's been touring the world since 2016.
The festival will also feature musical performances, dancing, shuffleboard, s'mores under the moon, poetry readings and guest speakers.
Former NASA astronaut and U.S. Navy Captain Wendy Lawrence will be speaking on August 11. Lawrence was the first female graduate of the United States Naval Academy to fly into space and was a mission specialist on STS-114, the first Space Shuttle flight after the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster.
Under One Moon takes place August 9-11 in Milwaukee's Catalano Square. For more information, click here.