BBC Stargazing LIVE 2012 at Glasgow University
On Wednesday January 18th University of Glasgow
astronomers have scheduled a public observing event, to coincide with
BBC Stargazing LIVE, which will be broadcast
on BBC2 on January 16th, 17th and 18th.
Our event will take place from 7.30pm - 10pm on the South Front
of the main campus, in front of the iconic tower of Glasgow
University. The tower lights will be switched off for the duration of
the evening, in recognition of the importance of
dark skies as a key
part of our natural heritage.
Our stargazing event is suitable for all ages. Come along and see the wonders
of the cosmos through our state-of-the-art telescopes, and
meet astronomy experts from the University and the Astronomical Society of
Our event is free and no tickets are required. If the weather is cloudy
or wet we will host astronomy talks and exhibits in a nearby lecture theatre.
However, if skies are clear then it will be cold so
remember to dress warmly! Directions to the South Front can be found on this map.
For further information please email Prof Martin Hendry, tel: 0141 330 5685.
Please check out the
BBC Stargazing LIVE website, or
our Scottish Solar System events calendar for news of other astronomy events happening in Scotland.