BBC Stargazing Live 2017

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BBC Stargazing Live 2017

When is stargazing live 2017 on TV?

It has been officially announced that the popular BBC Stargazing Live TV show will be on our screens once again on the 28th, 29th and 30th March 2017.

To coincide with the return of Stargazing Live at the end of March 2017, organisations across the UK are holding some fantastic events. 

Broadcasting live from the Siding Spring Observatory, Australia’s premier astronomical observatory, Professor Cox will lead a breathtaking journey through space using state-of-the-art technology

Professor Brian Cox and Dara O Briain have headed to Australia to gaze up at a sky that will be completely unfamiliar to viewers in the UK – packed full of the most astonishing features from constellations like the Southern Cross, famously featured on Australia’s flag, to jewel-like clusters of stars and perfectly positioned planets. But capping it all is the most remarkable view of the Milky Way, arching overhead like a river of stars. Join them live as they finish a long night under the stars, and as dawn approaches in Australia.

Brian and Dara are joined by Liz Bonnin and Aussie outback-astronomer Greg Quicke as their guide to the southern sky. Surrounded by kangaroos, snakes and spiders, the team reveal the wonderful star-tales told by indigenous people, embark on a mission to catch a shooting star and celebrate Australia’s role in rescuing the stricken Apollo 13 moon mission. Plus, THE BBC ask viewers’ help in a challenge to find the missing ninth planet in the solar system.

Check out your local star gazing events here.

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