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Goonhilly Earth Station Nature Reserve

Goonhilly Earth Station Nature Reserve

Goonhilly Downs, Helston, Cornwall, TR12 6LQ

Nature reserve car park located next to Goonhilly Earth Station. This location appears to be a fantastic spot to view the dark skies above although may suffer a little from the nearby installation’s light pollution (who are in the process of reducing this!). The nearby satellite dishes could well make for interesting foreground objects for astro-photos as can be seen in the photo credited to Goonhilly Earth Station.


Goonhilly Earth Station Nature Reserve is a Go Stargazing Site. The location has been identified by the Go Stargazing team as a good location for stargazing based on local light pollution levels, distance from nearby towns and cities and offers a safe place to park.

Weather forecast

  • 17/08/22

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  • 18/08/22

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  • 18/08/22

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Weather forecast for Kennack Sands (beach) (2.9 miles away) updated 17/08/22 at 16:00.




Events nearby

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  • Kernow Astronomers monthly meeting

    Thursday 18th August 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Summercourt Memorial Hall, Newquay, TR8 5DY (23.9 miles away)

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  • Kernow Astronomers monthly meeting

    Thursday 18th August 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Summercourt Memorial Hall, Newquay, TR8 5DY (23.9 miles away)

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  • Cornwall Astronomy Society Meeting & Stargazing

    Tuesday 13th September 2022 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    Degibna Chapel, Helston, TR12 7PR (5.3 miles away)

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  • Kernow Astronomers monthly meeting

    Thursday 15th September 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Summercourt Memorial Hall, Newquay, TR8 5DY (23.9 miles away)

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  • Kernow Astronomers monthly meeting

    Thursday 15th September 2022 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm

    Summercourt Memorial Hall, Newquay, TR8 5DY (23.9 miles away)

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Stay and gaze nearby

  • Wesley House – Lanner

    Lanner, Redruth, Cornwall, TR16 6EZ (11.5 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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  • Three Mile Beach

    Gwithian Towans, Hayle, Cornwall, TR27 5GE (15.5 miles away)

    Stay & Gaze

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