Join the Institute of Physics, the Faulkes Telescope Project , the Herschel Space Observatory and the Science Junkie, along with astronomers from the University of Glamorgan. Weather permitting, there will be an opportunity to use real telescopes, plus you can visit the Dark Sky Wales digital planetarium, attend a question and answer session, see astronomy displays from the Down to Earth programme, Faulkes Telescope Project, Herschel Space Observatory and Usk Astronomical Society.
There will also be short presentations by Dr. Paul Roche (UK National Schools’ Astronomer, and head of astronomy at Glamorgan) and Prof Mike Edmunds, Cardiff University (Vice- President, Cardiff Astronomical Society).
If schools wish to bring a group of pupils, some funding may be available to cover transport costs from the UK-ESERO programme.
The BBC has inspired a whole host of astronomers and stargazers to look to the skies this New Year in a season of events and programmes headed up by Prof. Brian Cox.
In January 2011, we will be hosting a Stargazing LIVE event where total beginners, amateur astronomers and professional stargazers will get a chance to explore the night sky.
You’ll be sharing the experience with tens of thousands of fellow stargazers as part of the nationwide extravaganza that is tied into the new BBC Two show Stargazing LIVE. In this three-day, stripped event, which aired during the first week of January 2011, Professor Brian Cox was joined by Dara O'Briain as the pair looked to the skies to bring the wonders of the stars into our living rooms. In addition, Liz Bonnin was reporting from Hawaii and astronomer Mark Thompson was carrying out live observations.
Come along and take part in exploring the night sky!
Dress warmly and if you have binoculars and a camera bring them with you.