Welcome to Mayes Creative
Mayes Creative produces creative engagement opportunities for Cornwall, Isles of Scilly and beyond. In partnership with heritage, science and technology partners we bring exciting events, activities & experiences to communities, whilst constantly seeking new and innovative ways to share and explore inspiring ideas through collaboration. We aim to illuminate and surprise, making apparently complex or difficult ideas fun and accessible to all. We are also involved in the development of exciting Space Technology, working with partners to develop our proposed creative Cosmic Ray Detector Array.
An exciting new Social Media project, led by St Ives artist Peter Beeson, celebrating the start of the new Solar Cycle. We focus on Swiss astronomer Schwabe, whose 17 years of daily observations of the Sun led to the discovery of the solar cycle, through sunspot activity. Beeson painted the dawn from his studio for 17 days and is asking other artists to join him, sharing the results on instagram using the hashtag #seventeensuns. You can also see the daily feed on our webpage by clicking here.
We are challenging everyone to take a photo of the crescent moon and Venus, at the same date and time, in an attempt to recreate the amazing investigations by astronomers in 1769, when they attempted to find the distance from the earth to the sun through observation from different points on the globe. By comparing our results we are hoping to find the distance from the earth to the moon, using parallax (the difference between the distance shown on photos taken from different locations around the world). Should be fun! Click here for details...