BBC Stargazing Live: Event Details #BBCStargazing

The BBC is set to inspire a whole host of astronomers and stargazers to look to the skies this New Year in a season of events and programmes headed up by Prof. Brian Cox.

In January 2011, we will be hosting  several Stargazing LIVE events in Braintree at the Great Notley Country Park & Discovery Centre on  the 3rd, 4th and 5th January at 5pm where total beginners, amateur astronomers and experienced stargazers will get a chance to explore the night sky. There will also be a follow-on event on Saturday 8th January at Cressing Temple Barns.

You’ll be able to view the Jupiter, as well as far-off beautiful nebulae and a distant galaxy. You will have the chance to view the universe through one of our telescopes, and even try taking your own astro-image through a telescope with your own camera. There  will also be  the chance to safely view the Sun through a telescope at Cressing Temple. Our events are for all ages and entrance is free of charge.

You’ll be sharing the experience with tens of thousands of fellow stargazers as part of the nationwide extravaganza that is tied into the new BBC Two show Stargazing LIVE. In this three-day, stripped event, which airs during the first week of January 2011, Professor Brian Cox will be joined by Dara O’Briain as the pair look to the skies to bring the wonders of the stars into our living rooms. In addition, Liz Bonnin will be reporting from Hawaii and astronomer Mark Thompson will be carrying out live observations.

So wrap up warm, come along and take part!

For more details about BBC Stargazing LIVE click here. You can also find out about the lovely country parks in Essex at Visit Parks.

Please note that all these events are subject to the weather being clear!


Posted on 16 December, 2010, in IYA2009-Beyond, Observing News, Popular Science, Society News and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. anthony hooper

    if the universe is expanding what is it expanding into

  2. Normally a fan of Jonathan Ross, I’m afraid I found him annoyingly infantile. However, Brian and Dara had a good rapport and presented a superb, fascinating programme. More please, many thanks, Paul

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