What better place for Cornwall Sea to Stars to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing than in sight of Arthur, the giant satellite dish at Goonhilly Earth Station that beamed the images sent back from Apollo 11 around the world.
After a rainy start and a wash down of the trailer the team of Sea to Stars volunteers had a non-stop day in glorious sunshine talking to space enthusiasts of all ages from Cornwall and beyond.
Judging by the ever present evaluation board, it was our busiest day ever and the feedback very positive. With activities of “guess the weight” planet challenge and the handling of meteorites together with the telescopes on display the day brought an eclectic mix of people. The team even got to touch a piece of Moon with thanks going to a kind collector who owns a lunar meteorite and to top it all Cornwall Sea to Stars made it on the ITV Westcountry evening news.
Many thanks to everyone who came to talk to us and make it such a memorable day and to the hard work and long hours put in by the volunteers (Carolyn, Brendon, Clint, Heidi and Keith).