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100 attend Isle of Wight stargazing event

Tue 11 Jan 2011

100 attend Isle of Wight stargazing event

Around 100 people attended a recent stargazing event which was held on the Isle of Wight, despite the poor weather making conditions less than ideal.

The Wight Stargazing Live Event was held in conjunction with a live programme broadcast on the BBC and presented by Dara O Briain and Professor Brian Cox, with experienced astronomers on hand to answer any questions the attendees had.

Although rain and clouds made stargazing impossible on the night, Brian Curd, the Observatory director, gave an illustrated talk which showed how small the Isle of Wight is compared to the universe, reports VentnorBlog.

"The talk was inspiring, although it left people feeling a little small and wondering at the unbelievable size of the cosmos," commented the local news source.

Stargazer Stokey Woodall, a columnist for Cowes Online, has previously noted how various comets and meteor showers can be spotted during the night by those on Isle of Wight holidays.

Posted by Jon Noble ADNFCR-3083-ID-800335240-ADNFCR

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