July 2018

  • GES Year 12 Summer School: 22 pupils from schools around the country participated in our annual summer school. 
  • Farnborough Airshow 2018: Goonhilly staff attended the show for the entire week.

June 2018 - Your Space Career - Student Open Afternoon

On the afternoon of 20th June, we opened our doors for university students from across the country to find out more careers in the space sector. 

May 2018

  • SSPI UK/Goonhilly/SWCoESA networking: "Traditional satellite markets for space exploration"
  • Groundwork Schools eventSchools were invited to bring KS4 students to a special science and art event at Goonhilly Earth Station.
  • TechConnect with Software Cornwall: In line with the release of the 2018 UK Tech Nation report together with Software Cornwall we hosted over 100 delegates the fourth Tech Connect event for Cornwall’s Tech Community, alongside a Tech Jam for young people.

March 2018

  • Cornwall STEM Showcase event, Truro College: Goonhilly staff were at the STEM showcase to network with teachers and other STEM ambassadors, as well as showcase outreach activities related to space and satellite technology. 
  • Small scale manufacturing for (aero)space: Together with AeroSpace Cornwall, Goonhilly hosted a workshop on identifying the requirements and sector needs for space related manufacturing in Cornwall.
  • Satellite 2018, Washington
  • Year 10 Work Experience week
  • Cornwall Business Show
  • Course co-hosted by Catena Space and Scisys: Introduction to Space Mission Operations

February 2018 - SpaceTech SW 2018 business programme, Exeter Science Park

Together with SWCoESA and SETsquared Exeter, Goonhilly staff launched the second cohort of SpaceTech entrepreneurs.

January 2018 - Astronaut Day at Goonhilly Earth Station

Over 200 local students came to Goonhilly to meet and be inspired by Dr Suzie Imber, Associate Professor in space physics at the University of Leicester, and winner of "Astronauts: Do you have what it takes?" on BBC Two. 

November 2017 - Cornwall Education Business Partnership Work Experience Conference

Goonhilly staff attended the conference and gave a presentation on our current work experience and summer school offers.

October 2017

  • Superfast Business Cornwall: 120 delegates attended Superfast Business Cornwall's "Connect to the Future - Use digital technology to boost your business communication" event at Goonhilly Earth Station.
  • Bloodhound SSC VIP DayGoonhilly staff also welcomed old and new connections at our stand at the Bloodhound SSC VIP Day on 26th October at Cornwall Airport Newquay. 

September/October 2017 - Education & Careers events

Goonhilly staff presented our educational programmes, advice on careers in the space sector, and training/apprenticeship offers during the Cornwall Careers Offer Launch on 29th September and Next Steps SW's Be Inspired at Eden event on 4th October, both at the Eden Project in St. Austell. We also hosted a stand together with Spaceport Cornwall at the Cornwall Skills Show at the Bloodhound SSC event at Cornwall Airport Newquay on 30th October.

September 2017

  • SpaceTech SW 2017 Launch: Stakeholders from across the Southwest came to Goonhilly to be part of the launch of the Spacetech SW 2017 incubation cohort. Four start-ups were welcomed by the region, including entrepreneurs from Falmouth, Exeter, Warrington, and even Novosibirsk in Russia. The cohort then embarked on a three day programme run by SETsquared Exeter, focusing on space & satellite technology, business practices and practising their pitches. The incubator is run by the South West Centre of Excellence in Satellite Applications, and funded by the UK Space Agency.
  • IBC Amsterdam: Several Goonhilly staff including three of our directors attended the media, entertainment and technology show in Amsterdam. Together with the Cornwall AeroSpace Development Programme, we hosted a gin & tonic reception on our stand, which was a great success. The reception was kindly sponsored by Southwest Distillery, who provided their Tarquin's Gin - directly from Cornwall!  The feedback on the quality of the Cornish gin was fantastic and we're sure that many of our international guests will be seeking it out online.

July 2017 - IOP Science Ambassador Training Day

Dr Jenny Search from the IOP was on site to deliver a free, full-day workshop for 60 pupils between Year 7-9. They got to explore a variety of activities around the space-related topics, and will now be able to spread their knowledge and enthusiasm further as Science Ambassadors.

July 2017 - Goonhilly & The Spaceport Initiative meets 5° - Mix & Mingle at Goonhilly

Together with the Women in Aerospace Europe (UK) group, we hosted an afternoon of presentations around Goonhilly and the Spaceport Initiative. Key speakers included Melissa Thorpe from Aerohub, and Deputy CEO of the UK Space Agency Ross James. The afternoon was rounded of by the first edition of our 5° networking reception.

July 2017 - Goonhilly Year 12 Summer School

We hosted 23 pupils from Lower Sixth from various schools across Cornwall and further away. They spent 5 days learning about satellite communications, space technology, and other related topics through lectures and hands-on exercises. They are now part of our growing alumni network, and we look forward to meeting them again at some point in their careers!

July 2017 - Jump Start AgriTech, Tremough Innovation Centre

Goonhilly staff attended the event organised by the South West Centre of Excellence for Satellite Applications. It was great getting to know stakeholders and businesses in the agritech sector!

July 2017 - Independence Day - Maximising Technology in Health Care, Falmouth University

Several Goonhilly staff went to Penryn for a symposium on the use of various new technology in health care. We thoroughly enjoyed meeting individuals from several companies across the health care sector, and gained some interesting insight into the latest developments. If you are in the health care sector and would like to discuss a possible collaboration please contact us!

May/June 2017 - UK Space Conference, Manchester

Several Goonhilly staff went to Manchester for three days to attend the UK Space Conference. The event was a great success! Thanks to everyone who came out to meet us at the conference!

May 2017 - Applications of Satellite Technologies in the Mining Sector Workshop

The Satellite Applications Catapult together with the Cornwall Mining Alliance and Camborne School of Mines and GES hosted a full-day workshop on our beautiful site. Around 40 delegates from academia, the public sector and various industries in and around Cornwall enjoyed a series of engaging presentations and time for networking. The morning mist had cleared by the afternoon, just in time for a tour of our site to give the delegates the full picture of the operations out here on the Lizard.

March 2017 - Goonhilly Year 10 Work Experience

For a week Goonhilly Earth Station hosted six enthusiastic and motivated Year 10 students from Penryn & Mullion (Cornwall), Five Islands (Isles of Scilly) and Colston's (Bristol) on a full programme of all things 'Space & Satellites'. With comments including 'There isn't a thing I would or could change to my experience as it was perfect and precise'; 'My work experience at Goonhilly has surpassed my expectations' and 'I wish I could spend much longer here', we are sure that Rory, Guy, Theo, Molly, Samuel & Jack enjoyed a stimulating week and invaluable experiences. Read more here.

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