Stargazing Live: Eclipse data collectors wanted

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On the morning of Friday 20 March a near-total solar eclipse will occur in the UK and BBC Stargazing Live will be following the event live, including special broadcasting from Leicester.

Schools across the UK are invited to participate in a citizen science project, the National Eclipse Weather Experiment (NEWEx), working with The University of Reading and BBC Learning, which will be showcased at the event.

School Reporters Shannon, Ellie, Mustaqeem and Caitlin, from Prospect School in Reading visited Professor Giles Harrison and Dr Antonio Portas of the University of Reading's Department of Meteorology to find out more about the weather experiment.

For further details visit the BBC Stargazing Live website.

WARNING: NEVER LOOK DIRECTLY AT THE SUN WITH THE NAKED EYE, OR WITH CAMERAS, TELESCOPES, GLASSES OR DEVICES OF ANY KIND UNLESS SPECIFICALLY STATED THAT IT IS SAFE TO DO SO. LOOKING AT THE SUN WITHOUT PROPER PRECAUTIONS CAN CAUSE SERIOUS EYE DAMAGE.

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