Newton’s Daydream Fabrication Update

Newton’s Daydream, built by George Rhoads in 2005, is a 30-foot, audio kinetic ball sculpture at the Clark Planetarium in Salt Lake City, Utah. The sculpture is located on the stairway in the planetarium’s main lobby and is a focal point for all visitors. The artwork spans two stories allowing visitors to explore its intricate maze of track from two vantage points. The piece contains approximately 300’ of track and even covers the ceiling with a swirling path meandering around seven illuminated planet-like spheres.

We are currently working on some exciting renovations to the sculpture, integrating a new “comet” lighting effect in which rings of LED lights wrap around the track. As the ball moves through the track, the rings will light up matching the ball’s motion, creating a dynamic glow of moving light across the ceiling. The renovations are to be completed in the fall and the new additions to the track will be installed at Clark Planetarium in October, 2016. #gallery-2 { margin: auto; } #gallery-2 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-2 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-2 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */

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