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RAS 200 Sky & Earth

Bringing astronomy and geophysics to Cornwall

Countdown to launch

The Cornwall Sea to Stars Roadshow is due to launch on the 30th March 2018. We are holding a launch event on Lemon Quay in Truro on the 30th and 31st March. All are welcome, please come and speak to us in person about the exciting program of events we are going to hold over the coming months.


‘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 led by the not-for-profit company, ‘Cornwall Sea to Stars’, and is supported by a consortium of professional, public, commercial and volunteer organisations with diverse interests, including astronomy, geophysics, archaeology, satellite tracking, marine engineering, mining history and tourism.


The Cornwall Sea to Stars Roadshow

For its first project, ‘Cornwall Sea to Stars’ is creating 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?

Cornwall Sea to Stars is a not-for-profit, registered company number: 10798534.

Current members of the ‘Cornwall Sea to Stars’ consortium are:

Camborne School of Mines/University of Exeter

Europlanet 2020 RI 

Goonhilly Earth Station 

Roseland Observatory

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 £35,000 by the Royal Astronomical Society as part of the RAS200 Sky & Earth project.


POSTED ON MAY 12, 2017

Announcing ‘Cornwall Sea to Stars’

‘Cornwall Sea to Stars’, a new project to bring astronomy and geophysics to Cornwall, has received £35,000 funding from the Royal Astronomical Society under the RAS 200: Sky & Earth programme that celebrates the run up to the Society’s bicentenary in 2020. The winning projects were announced on Friday 12th May at the RAS Annual General meeting.


Truro High School for Girls, Goonhilly Earth Station, Roseland Observatory.


Registered company number: 10798534. Registered office address: Cornwall Sea to Stars c/o Truro High School, Falmouth Road, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 2HU


Clint O'Connor
Cornwall Sea to Stars Chair

Carolyn Kennett
Project Co-ordinator                


    Roseland Observatory