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Click on the headings to see just some of the reasons why we think Aluna is important:

Art & The Public Understanding of Science
Sustainability
Slow Time
Regeneration
Unique, Meaningful & Inclusive

Art & The Public Understanding of Science
Aluna is art that is meaningful, science that is demonstrable and technology that stands the test of time.
Aluna harnesses the power of the sea to create an inspiring and informing public landmark.
Aluna takes us on a journey of rediscovery of the natural science between the Moon, the tides and a planet dominated by water.
Aluna makes the link between ourselves, the Earth and the Moon. Water makes up 70% of our bodies, the oceans make up 70% of our planet, and the Moon pulls the water on and off the land.

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Sustainability
Aluna leaves an awareness of our place in the Universe and encourages a sustainable future.
Aluna is self-sufficient in all power requirements from the very elements it is designed to measure.
Aluna demonstrates one of the world’s most reliable renewable energy sources. As long as the Moon circles the Earth, the Earth keeps turning and the oceans don’t freeze, the tides will keep ebbing and flowing.

Slow Time
Aluna is a monumental timepiece for today’s clock-watching ‘time poor’ population, and is already being heralded as a "Stonehenge of the 21st Century". It represents a return to longevity and to a cyclical measure of time more in keeping with the natural world.
Aluna gives us more time - literally. A Lunar Day is longer than a Solar Day – by 50 minutes!
Aluna is timeless and will resonate for generations to come.

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Regeneration
Aluna will give to the community it sits at the heart of in many ways for many years to come, playing a major role in continued economic and social regeneration.
Aluna will be an international icon and will draw visitors from all around the globe.
Aluna is a multi-visit attraction: because of its ever-changing state, people will come back time and time again.
Aluna’s realisation will generate local employment - where possible materials, expertise and labour will be sourced locally.

Unique, Meaningful & Inclusive
Aluna will change people’s lives and demonstrates beautifully the potential for art to be culturally diverse at the same time as being inclusive.
Aluna is an accessible space for everyone to visit 24 hours a day, 365 Solar days a year.
Aluna will mean something to everyone - to all faiths, all ages and all cultures. The Moon has been important to religions and cultures around the world since the dawn of time.

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