Single trapped atoms can only be admired in modern research labs inaccessible to the public. Besides the Dalai Lama, only a few hundred people have had a chance to experience the fluorescence of a single ion (a charged atom) through a microscope. Nevertheless, the brightness of such an ion is comparable to that of the North Star, which can clearly be seen without any tools. The task is now to develop an imaging system and an adequate environment that will enable viewers to see a single atom in free space. A lattice of trapped atoms can also be made visible, undergoing quantum jumps from bright to dark states – one of the most peculiar features of quantum physics. In detail, the researchers will develop a free-ranging imaging system that will enable viewers, traversing an immersive environment, to witness single atoms afloat in an ion trap.