Great news – BBC2 Stargazing LIVE 2013 has been confirmed and is set to be the biggest yet!
Tentative dates are 8, 9, 10 January and Dara O Briain and Professor Brian Cox will be returning to inspire the nation about the wonders to be seen in our incredible universe.
The three live TV shows will focus on the following themes:
- Earth and missions into space
- Mars and living in space
- Supernovae and explosions: the Big Bang and the end of the universe
VAS will take part by hosting an open evening from 6.00-9.00pm on Saturday 12th January 2013 at our Observatory in Newchurch on the Isle of Wight.
We have booked the pavilion for the evening from 5-10pm to get ready and clear up.
We hope to run presentations
We shall be offering refreshments in the pavilion
Around the Observatory, we hope to have a minimum of 10 telescopes out, of various sizes and types. For each scope we need an experienced member attending
As well as the scopes, we hope to have several other 'spare' members floating around to point the constellations
And inside, we shall use one of our rooms to present Astronomy DVD’s and images, cinema-style
So, we would be delighted if you can help!
Can you bring your own telescope or binoculars? If so, what type and size would you bring?
Can you come along and help to point out constellations?
Can you suggest and/or supply a short film or slide-show we can play on a loop for the evening for visitors to watch, e.g. a short astronomy DVD and/or astro pictures on a memory stick?
Can you help with welcoming people or with refreshments?
Please contact me if you can come along and help in any of the ways mentioned above - or if you have any other suggestions.
I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Many Thanks and Clear Skies!
Vectis Astronomical Society