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Professor Brian Cox and Dara O Briain host three nights of stargazing and discussion, live from Jodrell Bank. Featuring guest experts and link-ups to observatories around the world. Credit: BBC[/caption]

Stargazing LIVE returns for a third three-night series from 8-10 January 2013 to encourage everyone – from the complete beginner to the enthusiastic amateur – to make the most of the night sky.

And with scores of Stargazing LIVE events occurring across the UK throughout January and February 2013, there will be some incredible opportunities for making the most of the night sky.

Some of the topics covered in this series include: A special look at Mars exploration. Dara and Brian reveal how the depths of space can shine a light on the distant past. And on the third episode: Dara and Brian discuss meteors, asteroids and comets and their surprising secrets. – a subject many visitors to meteorwatch.org will find very interesting with all the other topics covered.

As well as the main program, there will be an after show program called “Back to Earth” where Brian, Dara and their guests return to celebrate all things astronomical.

HUNDREDS of other organisations are planning events and activities up and down the country including local communities, astronomical societies, science centres and schools. To find an event near you visit the BBC’s Things To Do website.

For more information on the series including the programs schedule and highlights, visit the BBC Stargazing LIVE website where you can also find information about other events and download guides and information packs etc.

Tune in to BBC 2 and BBC HD on the 8th, 9th and 10th of January at 8pm to watch the show and 9pm on BBC 2 for Back to Earth.

Credit: BBC and BBC Stargazing LIVE website


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