An event celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing will be held at Goonhilly Earth Station.

Apollo 50 is a one-off educational and entertaining day of music, science, art and culture.

Art-rock band Public Service Broadcasting will be bringing their full audio-visual show to the iconic dishes at Goonhilly along with dance legends Orbital.

Also performing on the day will be The Radiophonic Workshop, A Love from Outer Space and Cornwall's own Bowie Lounge.

The Goonhilly satellite communications site on the Lizard Peninsula played a essential role in broadcasting the moon landing in 1969 with its satellite dish Arthur (once the largest satellite dish in the world).

Joining the celebrations on the day is a line-up of experts, authors and scientists including Jonathan Scott, author of Vinyl Frontier (about the making of a record sent into space by NASA), and Andrew Smith, author of Moondust (which chronicles the lives of the men who walked on the moon).

The Goonhilly Heritage Society will also be holding talking heads sessions with the man who brought the moon landings to TV screens across the word – Pip Greenaway – who was one of a small team of operators manning the satellite station at Goonhilly Downs on the Lizard on July 20 1969.

The Heritage Society is a group of Goonhilly ex-employees and enthusiast whose main aim is to preserve, record and educate the wider public about the station's illustrious past.

They will be running talking heads sessions during the day covering the history of Goonhilly.

Other all-ages workshops include rocket building, interactive laser shows, tech jams and astronomy.

Event Director Alec Short said: “Goonhilly’s iconic dishes, the history of the site and its plans for the future makes this such an exciting venue to stage an event at.

"To have Public Service Broadcasting performing ‘Race for Space’, Orbital and The Radiophonic Workshop in the vicinity of these giant dishes will be an almost immersive unforgettable concert experience.”

There will be no camping or parking at Goonhilly Earth Station, but the event will have car parks and a basic campsite nearby linked by a Park & Ride service.

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