Helen Schell (UK) is the latest contributor to The Sunderland Book Project.

Moon Diary – First woman and first artist on the Moon

Helen Schell is a Sunderland based artist, with a studio in Newcastle, making mixed media artworks about space and astrophysics. Formerly maker in residence at the Centre for Life, Helen Schell developed a children’s workshop creating a Moon diary, where children recorded an imaginary trip to the Moon.

Moon Diary presents a small book of writing, drawings and collage about the Moon, real facts and imaginary information.  Thomas Wright (1711-1786) was born at Byer Green near Durham.  He was keen on astronomy and set up a mathematical school in Sunderland where he taught navigationto seaman. He wrote “An Original Theory of The Universe” in 1750 and drew his famous diagram of the heavens.


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