On Saturday 20th July, the People’s Moon by the People’s Picture dominated the entire Piccadilly Lights screen between 9-10pm – the exact hour 50 years ago that Apollo 11 landed the first humans on the Moon. The Piccadilly Circus screens displayed 10,000 images from both the NASA archives and from public submissions submitted to the People’s Moon website, as well as historical sequences provided by Discovery Channel.
Derek Manns, Digital Advertising Manager at Landsec, which operates the Piccadilly Lights said:
“This interactive experience from The People’s Moon is a great opportunity to unite people all over the world”
Previous photo mosaic tributes by British artist Helen Marshall have ranged from the centenary of the outbreak of World War One and the People’s Monarch celebrating Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee, to the Face of Suffrage marking the 100th anniversary of British women getting the vote and numerous community and corporate commissions.
The interactive digital photo mosaic will be installed in the Apollo/Saturn V Center at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, as part of the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11 celebration. The mission, which launched from Kennedy Space Center on July 16, 1969, brought Astronauts Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong and Michael Collins to the Moon, where Armstrong took the historic first steps.