‘Cornwall – Sea to Stars’ showcases the astronomy and geophysics intrinsic and evident throughout our unique county and brings it right to the doorstep of Cornwall’s disparate communities. The project is a collaboration of professional, public, commercial and volunteer organisations with diverse interests, including astronomy, geophysics, archaeology, satellite tracking, marine engineering, mining history and tourism.


What is Cornwall – Sea to Stars?

‘Cornwall – Sea to Stars’ will create an interactive, mobile science outreach unit showcasing the best of Cornwall’s geology and astronomy. It will use both existing and new networks of community groups and trained volunteers to roll out a program of events. The unit will travel to many remote locations in the county to engage Cornwall’s varied and often disparate communities with astronomy and geophysics. The unit will be equipped with themed and interchangeable ‘modules’ that will allow community groups and trained volunteers to present topics in a fun but professional manner.

Who are we?

Current project partners in ‘Cornwall – Sea to Stars’ are:

Camborne School of Mines/University of Exeter
Europlanet 2020 RI
Goonhilly Earth Station
Institution of Marine Science, Technology & Engineering
King Edward Mine
Roseland Observatory
Royal Institute of Naval Architects
Truro High School for Girls

‘Cornwall – Sea to Stars’ is grateful to John Savage Accountants for their sponsorship.

‘Cornwall – Sea to Stars’ has been awarded a grant of £30,000 by the Royal Astronomical Society as part of the RAS200 Sky & Earth project.


Clint O’Connor, Cornwall Sea to Stars Chair