Lux Tempora invites you on a journey through the solar system at the speed of light.
Lux Tempora is a 21st century astronomical clock, a decorative, scientific, and playful object: the first object to materialize the travel of the photon from the Sun.
It enables to visualize, with precision and realism, the speed at which light moves in the Universe.
From a scientific point of view, it answers the following question:
– In how long do the photons from the Sun reach each of the solar system planets to illuminate them?
Minimalist aesthetic bias, the alignment of the planets on the same axis simplifies the spatial reality to do it more obvious.
By replicating to scale, the exact speed of light, this representation of a journey in time and space is materialized by a moving ray of light.
A universalist object, Lux Tempora evokes the Cosmos, our place in the Universe, the relative smallness of our planet Earth and its fragility.
Contemplative, dreamy and escapable, turn it on and let yourself be surprised!