Welcome to Mayes Creative
Happy Solstice! To celebrate we are offering a free download of our new Watching The Sun booklet. Click here for downloads page.
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.
We are very excited to have collaborated with Cheryl Straffon and Meyn Mamvro to bring together over 30 years of solar inspired articles. The sites in Cornwall with solar links range from the Neolithic to the Iron Age and it is astounding to think that people have followed the
solar cycle for over 4000 years. As always, a huge thankyou to our funders and supporters, especially National Lottery players who have provided much of the funding of this project through Heritage lottery Fund and Arts Council England. Thanks also to Feast and Cornwall Council for additional support. Click here for the free pdf download from 20th June 2020!
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...