It was a busy week for the Sea to Stars team as Monday the 15th saw the trailer and volunteers Clint, Andrew, Harvey and Heidi spend a busy day at Stithians show. This is the largest one-day agricultural show in the country, and the 2019 edition drew record-breaking crowds under heatwave conditions.
It’s a favourite venue for Cornwall Sea to Stars mission to bring astronomy and geophysics to places that they might otherwise not reach.
Cornwall Sea to Stars community outreach aspect is a priority for the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS) who provided us with the funding to purchase and fit out the trailer through a grant scheme associated with the RAS 200th anniversary celebrations. This also had Sarah Jenkins, the evaluation expert from the RAS project, visit the team at Stithians, talking to visitors at the stand, getting an overview of what we provide and any improvements we can make to enable us to provide an even better interactive experience at future events.