Apollo50 is a landmark event marking the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

At 20 seconds past 9:17pm on July 20th 1969 600 million people around the world gathered around tv sets.

Never before had so many people been atuned to one event at one time and the world waited curious, wondering, aware and united.

A moment sensed more than understood.

Apollo50 will mark this monumental anniversary of history with an educational and entertaining day of science, art, music and culture at the iconic Goonhilly Earth Station.

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An open source space project

To celebrate the occasion we developed something fun called Project_Arthur…a project allowing you to construct a 3d paper model of the Antenna 1 dish called Arthur from Goonhilly Earth Station. The model will track the location of the ISS (International Space Station) using an embedded Raspberry PI and notify you when it is over your chosen location!

Goonhilly Satellite Earth Station in Cornwall, UK, brought Britain into the space age. It enabled transatlantic broadcasts for the first time, carrying broadcasts of Neil Armstrong’s first walk on the moon in July 1969 and modernised communications with the rest of the world.

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Distance to the moon


Viewers who watched The Moon landings


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To entertain with inspiration, innovation and wonder

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