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Stargazing Live: Astronaut helps pupils see stars

10 January 2013 Last updated at 17:50 GMT

Pupils at an east London school have been given the chance to question a soon-to-be astronaut as part of a programme of events to inspire more young people to get interested in the stars.

BBC London's Matthew Morris talks to space tourist Per Wimmer, Marek Kukula of the Royal Observatory at Greenwich and Tim Yealland of the English Touring Opera as part of the BBC's Stargazing Live series.