Stargazing Live Event

Event Date January 12, 2011 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Location – Alfred Russel Wallace Building, Glyntaf Campus, University of Glamorgan

This January, join the Institute of Physics, the Faulkes Telescope Project, along with astronomers from the University of Glamorgan for an evening of stargazing.

The Stargazing LIVE Event – hosted jointly by the University of Glamorgan and the Institute of Physics, and held in association with BBC Learning – will take place at the University of Glamorgan on 12th January 2011, from 5.30pm to 7.30pm.

Use a telescope!

Total beginners, amateur astronomers and professional stargazers will get a chance to explore the night sky. Weather permitting, there will be an opportunity to use real telescopes, plus you can visit the Dark Sky Wales digital planetarium.

Ask the astronomers questions

You’ll be able to ask astronomers all those questions you’ve had about space, handle real meteorites with the Down to Earth programme, and see image displays from the 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 senior lecturer in 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 will be available to cover transport costs from the UK-ESERO programme.

The event will be held at the Upper Glyntaf campus. Directions to Glyntaf campus. Ample free parking is available at the upper level car parks.

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