Image for Little StargazingNot currently available on BBC iPlayer

Duration: 30 minutes

Four short films in which children aged five and six, and their families, marvel at the wonders of space.

In the first film the children take a trip to the beach to find out how the moon is connected to the sea, before visiting an observatory to take a closer look. In the second film the children visit one of the darkest sites in the UK, a Dark Sky Park, where they take part in some stargazing, spotting and learning about constellations. In the third film the children launch a rocket with an astronaut and find out what it is like to travel through space. In the final film the children and their parents head off to Finnish Lapland on an exciting hunt for the northern lights. Narrated by John Simm.

Last on

Wed 8 Jan 2014 05:00 BBC Two

  • Learning Zone Class Clips: Primary Astronomy

    Learning Zone Class Clips: Primary Astronomy

    Visit the Class Clips website for video clips on Astronomy aimed at Primary level and targeted for use in the classroom.

    Go to Learning Zone Class Clips: Primary Astronomy
  • Photo: Looking at the Moon

    Photo: Looking at the Moon

    Amy and Sam look through a telescope at the moon.

  • BBC Stargazing LIVE

    BBC Stargazing LIVE

    Join Professor Brian Cox and Dara O Briain, from Jodrell Bank Observatory, as they investigate the wonders of our night sky, with astronomical experts, special guests and practical guidance. To access the new, improved Star and Moon Guide and many more resources and to find out about events near you visit the Stargazing LIVE website.

    Visit the BBC Stargazing LIVE website
  • BBC Space: Solar System

    BBC Space: Solar System

    Explore the Solar System through video clips from Wonders of the Solar System and classic BBC TV series and content from the radio archive.

    Visit the BBC Space: Solar System website
  • BBC Archive: Space: Flying Visits

    BBC Archive: Space: Flying Visits

    Explore our galaxy and discover where mankind might make its home in the distant future, in this series of short programmes from 2005 featuring the vocals of actor Sam Neill.

    Watch Space: Flying Visits from the BBC Archive
  • BBC Bang Goes the Theory

    BBC Bang Goes the Theory

    Bang Goes the Theory is the BBC's guide to popular science, with presenter Jem Stansfield. Visit their website to watch videos and do real experiments at home.

    Visit the BBC Bang Goes the Theory website


John Simm


Featured in...

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.