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Show me stargazing live!

13 Jan 2012, 16:21 UTC
Show me stargazing live!
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Tomorrow (14 January 2012) to mark the beginning of a week of astronomy in UK we will be hosting another of our Twitter events, Show Me Stars, where a prominent guest host tweets live while they observe with our network. The week of astronomy is promoted and organized by BBC and called Stargazing Live, runs from 14 - 21 January 2012 and builds on the success of a pilot last year. BBC Stargazing Live provides a live documentary style of TV programme similar to SpringWatch but about astronomy and space. As well as the TV coverage there will be events all over UK, engaging the public in astronomy, space and science in general.We are partnering Faulkes Telescope Project to bring astronomy to the Big Screen, or rather the BBC Big Screens - giant TV screens continually showing news and other BBC content at 22 locations across UK. Between 1300 - 1400 (UK time), I will be providing telescope operations support while Paul Roche observes with Faulkes Telescope North and South, live on TV.The observations will also be going out live on our Show Me Stars site, with Paul Roche as the guest host, and we will be tweeting the observations ...

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