The Hurlers an Archaeological and Astronomical Investigation Video.
This video was made for Cornwall Sea to Stars a Royal Astronomical Society RAS200 funded project.
The Dark Skies Bright Stars Hurlers Archaeoastronomy Leaflet
This leaflet about the Hurlers Stone circles on Bodmin Moor was produced by the Mayes Creative, Dark Skies, Bright Stars project in 2017, to download the leaflet please follow the link
The Hurlers Yellow Cloth Experiment Video – see blog for more 🙂
The yellow cloth experiment – this experiment looked at whether reduced light settings such as the Full Moon or the setting Sun would have any effect on the illumination of the inter-circle link/pathway which is located between the circle.
The Lizard Peninsula – Ancient Beacons Leaflet
This leaflet is a self-drive tour of some of the Lizard’s wonderful ancient monuments. Many of these acted at beacons in the landscape and were a way for people to navigate and communicate with each other.
Dark Skies Bright Stars Penwith Archaeoastronomy and Natural Navigation Leaflet
This leaflet is all about archaeoastronomy and natural navigation techniques which can be used. The emphasis is on the West Penwith area of Cornwall but all the techniques can be used elsewhere in the UK. This was produced as part of the Dark Skies Bright Stars 2018 project – by Mayescreative.com
Astronomy History Resources
John Bradley Astronomer visits Cornwall 1769
John Bradley was the Nephew of Astronomer Royal James Bradley. He observed the Transit of Venus in 1769 and calculated the longitude of Lizard Point during the summer of 1769. This article is about his life and time in Cornwall
Here is a leaflet produced as part of Mayes Creative Measuring the Universe Project in 2019. This was made to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Transit of Venus. It includes Bradley in 1769, as well as the 1761 transit and astronomer Haydon at Liskeard.
The following article originally published in the Society for the History of Astronomy’s Antiquarium Astronomer Issue 9 July 2015
Malachy Hitchins – a leaflet and article about this 18th Century Mathematician and Astronomer.
Produced as part of the Dark Skies Bright Stars, Mayescreative.com 2018 project a leaflet all about this Cornish Astronomer
and a paper all about his life and work in Cornwall – he was comparer of the Nautical Almanac and a wonderful teacher to future generations of scientists.
Images of the Malachy Banners made but St Hilary School for the Mayes Creative Dark Skies Project. Now hung in St Hilary Churchtown schoolhouse museum.