The constellation you see in the upper right here isn't real. That is, it's not made of stars. But though it's only fiber optics, an LED, and a structure of nylon line, it's meant to reconnect people with the very real -- and ancient -- bond humans have traditionally had with the glories and mysteries of the night sky.
The "Urban Stargazing" project was created by London-based product designer Oscar Lhermitte in response to his frustration over the light pollution in that great metropolis. Lhermitte wanted to give the city back its stars. In the process, he hoped to generate awareness and debate about light pollution and its effects.