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STARGAZING LIVE returns!

Stargazing LIVE (co-produced by The Open University) returns for a third series from 8-10 January 2013 to encourage everyone, from the complete beginner to the enthusiastic amateur, to make the most of the night sky.

Brian Cox and Dara O'Briain

Professor Brian Cox and Dara O Briain will broadcast from the control room of the Jodrell Bank Observatory, calling on a starry collection of the countryís finest astronomical minds to explore the majestic wonders of the cosmos.

There are some great astronomy-based Stargazing LIVE resources available. So why not take advantage of these fantastic packs and start your new term with a look at the wonders of the Universe?

Star Guide

This beginnerís guide helps you navigate around the night sky. It includes star maps and exciting facts about our stars, planets and the wider observable Universe.
Stargazing LIVE Star Guide

Star Guide

You will need Adobe Acrobat reader to access these PDF files. BBC Webwise has a complete guide to downloading and installing Adobe Acrobat reader.

Moon Guide

Explore our nearest neighbour in space. Learn about the Moonís surface, its phases and other moons in our Solar System.

Stargazing LIVE Star Guide

Moon Guide

You will need Adobe Acrobat reader to access these PDF files. BBC Webwise has a complete guide to downloading and installing Adobe Acrobat reader.

Event Pack

A pack of astronomy-related activities for you to try out in the classroom. The pack includes instructions on how to photograph the night sky, build a simple telescope, launch a rocket and even how to make your own space craters.

Stargazing LIVE Activity Pack

Event Pack

You will need Adobe Acrobat reader to access these PDF files. BBC Webwise has a complete guide to downloading and installing Adobe Acrobat reader.

Star Party Pack

Fun and interesting ways to host your very own star party. Activities include astronomy-related quizzes, crosswords and recipes.
Stargazing LIVE Star Party Pack

Star Party Pack

You will need Adobe Acrobat reader to access these PDF files. BBC Webwise has a complete guide to downloading and installing Adobe Acrobat reader.

More activities to try at home and in school!

Videos

There are many Stargazing LIVE videos for you to use in the classroom.

Events

With scores of Stargazing LIVE events occurring across the UK throughout January and February 2013, there will be some incredible opportunities for making the most of the night sky. To find an event near you or information about hosting your own, visit Stargazing LIVE Events.

Audio Guides

Learn stargazing secrets from Dr Lucie Green, and discover the best times and places to stargaze. There are four different audio guides available:

  • January to March: Learn how to spot wonders including Orion's Belt, Betelguese and the planet Jupiter.
  • April to June: Find our what constellations are, and how to identify them.
  • July to September: Tips to find the Milky Way and don't miss the Perseid meteor shower.
  • October to December: Find the most distant object in the Universe that can be seen with the naked eye.


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