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Notes: Asteroid art piece to impact Waterfront Park next week

Good Thursday morning, Alexandria!

☀️ Today’s weather: Expect mostly sunny skies with a high of around 77 degrees and calm winds, eventually turning southwest at around 6 mph in the afternoon. Thursday night will be partly cloudy, with a low of about 58 degrees and a south wind of 6 to 10 mph.

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Interstellar Influencer, the latest public art to be exhibited on the Alexandria waterfront, will open in March 2024 (via City of Alexandria)

A public art piece in Waterfront Park celebrating an asteroid collision 35 million years ago is set to be unveiled next week, Alexandria Living Magazine reported.

The art piece is called Interstellar Influencer (Make an Impact) and features an aluminum sculpture of an asteroid that helped shape the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

Alexandria Living Magazine reported that the piece will be unveiled later this month with an opening celebration on March 23. The asteroid will sit at the foot of King Street until it’s replaced in November.

“We want this representation of the asteroid and its impact to raise awareness of the fragility of our shared existence on this planet and the extraordinary (and sometime extraterrestrial) foundation of our modern cities and waterways,” said Lesley Chang from STUDIOKCA, the design studio behind the project, on the city’s website.

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