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The Kepler Star

 

The Kepler's Star (nor Keplerstjernen), 45 meters high, is located near Oslo in the vicinity of Gardemoen Airport. In the evening, a huge star lights up and emits a white bright light against the background of the dark sky.

The Norwegian artist and architect, Webior Sand, who was already known for his projects in the field of public art, art in the urban environment, designed Kepler's Star.
For the first time the star was lit at the turn of the millennium (1999 - 2000).
The star consists of an icosahedron and a dodecahedron, which are located inside a large stellate dodecahedron, and its size reaches 14 meters. A special effect is created by materials from which the star is made. Large glass plates with the texture of "broken glass" are mounted on a steel frame.
"Kepler's Star" is not only a tremendous monument, but more than once it was a symbol of important events and actions taking place in the country and all over the world. Thus, the erection of sculpture in 1999 was timed to coincide with the Nobel Peace Prize and has since been also known as the "Star of the World" (Norwegian Fredsstjernen). Many years later, in October 2014, the star for a whole month emitted a pink light, instead of the usual white, in honor of the support of the ongoing action against Breast Cancer (Norwegian Rosa Sløyfe-aksjonen).
 
 
Author: Chernysheva Svetlana.

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