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February 2021 – Waiting for the thaw

Google earth street view of the Twin Dome in February 2021 As with so much of our day-to-day activity during the pandemic years, the previously steady emergence of the Twin Dome as a new space for art and science was…

Open night 2019 – Emission line crazy

Left – detail of Open Night poster. Right – artwork photographed in sunlight Looking back on the sequence of events in the recent evolution of the Twin Dome, it’s been something of a juggling act to try to avoid…

11th September 2019 – More big Neon

Fabric Neon sign at the observatory, University of St Andrews The following year, back at St Andrews and the Twin Dome, we decided to revisit the big Neon sign theme one last time (perhaps) and at a scale that would…

April 2019 – Inspired by the Twin Dome

Left – The Neon sign on the roof of the old courthouse 2019. Right – H-alpha line in the desert. In 2019 the Shine project received an invite from the Las Cruces Space Festival to make new site-specific art for the…

31st November 2018 – Open Night

Left – Twin Dome interior art installation for Open Night Nov. 2018. Right – Detail of installation. On Saturday the 31st of November 2018 the interior of the Twin Dome was used as a public exhibition space for the…

27th November 2018 – Neon

Left – The Twin Dome and Neon emission spectrum. Right – Original drawings for the Twin Dome As it turned out The Shine Project continued with new interest and new opportunities beyond the end of the International Year…

2015 – 2017 First thoughts of the Twin Dome

Left – Tim Fitzpatrick, Bede Williams and Anne-Marie Weijmans. Right – Shine Project art installation “code for everything”. A seed of an idea for the Twin Dome Project, or at least the possibility of making use of the…

The beginning

From 1983 to 1992 the Twin Dome at the Observatory was the home of the Twin Photometric Telescope – two 40 cm telescopes on a mount, a telescope tailor-made for high-precision photometric monitoring with one telescope…