Stargazing Live 2015

Partial solar eclipse
(image: Wikipedia)
This year BBC Learning is holding a one-off spectacular event on Friday 20 March at Leicester Racecourse to coincide with the solar eclipse. The event will be open from 9.00am to 3.00pm and from 6.00pm to 9.30pm and will encourage astronomers old and new to look towards the sky.

This family friendly event is split into zones including Eclipse Central - eclipse related activities; Launch Pad - hands on 'train to be an astronaut' activities; Mission Control - images from across the solar system and the Astro Academy - where you can grill people who are passionate about the mysteries of the universe.

All this as well as hands-on science, coding and stargazing. Admission is free, but the Astro Academy has a limited capacity and so is available on a first come first served basis. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Please note that, unlike previous years, this event is not on the University of Leicester campus and not being co-ordinated by the University.

Watch the eclipse with the University Physics Society

The Students' Union's PhySoc invite you to join them for an eclipse breakfast on Victoria Park on Friday 20 March between 8.26am and 10.42am. Viewing equipment will be on sale.

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