Keele Observatory joins the BBC Stargazing Live extravaganza
Keele Observatory will open its doors to the public next week as part of the BBC2 Stargazing Live 2013 events.
Stargazing LIVE returns for a third series on BBC Two which is set to encourage everyone - from the complete beginner to the enthusiastic amateur - to make the most of the night sky.
Professor Brian Cox and Dara O Briain will broadcast live from Jodrell Bank Observatory, interacting live with the audience and calling on a starry collection of the country's finest astronomical minds to explore the majestic wonders of the skies above Britain. As well as asking some of the big questions, there will be hints and tips for getting started in stargazing and advice on navigating your way around the skies.
BBC2 Stargazing Live 2013 activities at Keele Observatory:
"Viewing the sky through telescopes at Keele Observatory" - free event - no reservation required - free parking in evening:
8, 9 and 10 January 2013, noon-1pm and 7-10pm - Sun and night sky watching, tours of the historic and research facilities, chat with astronomers...
As well as asking some of the big questions, there will be hints and tips for getting started in stargazing and advice on navigating your way around the skies.