At the start of Solar Cycle 25, we investigate and share the amazing story of solar observation, tracing links between Cornwall’s early astronomers and Cornwall’s exciting role in Space Exploration.
#SeventeenSuns Social Media project. Artist Peter Beeson was commissioned to create a work which celebrated the story of 19th Century astronomer Schwabe’s amazing seventeen years of daily solar observations. Beeson chose to paint the sunrise each day from his studio, during the first phase of the Covid-19 Lockdown and shared these on social media. This became a very popular project, with over 2000 Instagram likes for the first seventeen posts. Beeson has continued painting the dawn and is now up to thirty-eight images, with over 5000 likes.