Gaia arrives at Rochester Cathedral

Luke Jerram’s artwork of planet Earth, Gaia has just gone on display in the nave of Rochester Cathedral with an exciting programme of events to raise the awareness of the climate emergency and the Church of England’s commitment to be Net Carbon Zero by 2030.

Gaia Arrives at Rochester Cathedral.

Gaia offers the visitor the chance to see the planet on a scale only an astronaut could experience, floating in three dimensions, the installation measures seven metres in diameter, and features 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the Earth’s surface.

The imagery was compiled by the Visible Earth series, NASA and is accompanied by a surround sound composition by BAFTA award-winning composer Dan Jones.

Rochester Cathedral was one of the first cathedrals to display Luke Jerram’s artwork when it opened with his Museum of the Moon in February 2020, shortly before the first national lockdown, attracting record-breaking visitor numbers.

Gaia will be on display in the cathedral until 12 June and advance booking is highly recommended.

Free timed tickets are available for visitors during the day while charges apply for evening viewing slots and special events. All tickets can be booked through the Rochester Cathedral website.

Gaia has been brought to Rochester Cathedral thanks to the Rochester Riverside Community Fund and the National Lottery.