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.

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Weather forecast for Kennack Sands (beach) (2.9 miles away) updated 20/04/24 at 20:00.




Events nearby

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  • Cornwall Astronomy Society Meeting & Stargazing

    Tuesday 14th May 2024 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

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

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  • Kernow Astronomers monthly meeting

    Thursday 16th May 2024 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 11th June 2024 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

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

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  • Kernow Astronomers monthly meeting

    Thursday 20th June 2024 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 9th July 2024 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

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

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Stay and gaze nearby

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  • Trevassack Holidays

    Garras, Helston, Cornwall, TR12 6LH (1.3 miles away)

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  • Wesley House – Lanner

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

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  • Three Mile Beach

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

    Stay & Gaze

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