We lament the loss of our connection to the light of stars and moon, but in the second of our 12 Days of Culture, a science-art exhibition imbues the moon with new meaning

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When was the last time you experienced pure moonlight, undisturbed by the lights of town and city?

This is something I’ve become more passionate about since spending time working in deepest, darkest Dartmoor. Out on the moors I’ve rediscovered the wonders of moonlight, bathing the land in greys and leading naturally to thoughts the Romantics labelled “sublime”.  With a full moon suspended in emptiness overhead, spellbindingly beautiful but utterly indifferent, you stand in awe of vast nature. And you’re glad of its light to help you home, too.

But while …

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