Star-spotting on campus: BBC Stargazing LIVE comes to University of Leicester

Posted by pt91 at Nov 30, 2012 11:55 AM |
Tickets to the University’s evening of astronomical events to accompany the popular BBC programme available until 11 December


Dig out your telescopes and star charts – BBC Two’s Stargazing LIVE programme returns in the New Year and the University of Leicester will be taking part by hosting a number of spectacular free family activities on Tuesday 8 January 2013.

They include exploring the night sky through telescopes; making and launching a rocket; creating a comet and trying some meteorite ice-cream. There will be Planetarium shows and short talks by experts – including a Leicester Scientist who was part of the Curiosity Rover mission to Mars.

Entry is free and tickets will be available from 6.00pm tonight (Friday 30 November) until midnight on Tuesday 11 December from the BBC Shows and Tours website. Tickets will be allocated by random draw. 

Organised by BBC Learning and the University of Leicester the event is one of a number being held up and down the country bringing together astronomical societies, museums and discovery centres, country parks and local authorities

The TV series, which returns to BBC TWO on 8, 9 and 10 January 2013, is hosted by Professor Brian Cox and Dara O'Briain with over three days of live stargazing featuring epic images from observatories around the globe.

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