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Go stargazing on an Isle of Wight holiday

Wed 22 Dec 2010

Go stargazing on an Isle of Wight holiday

People taking Isle of Wight holidays in the new year are being invited to take part in a live stargazing event which is being held on the island.

On January 5th 2011, the Isle of Wight Observatory is hosting a free event in conjunction with a live television programme being broadcast on BBC2, reports VentnorBlog.

Professor Brian Cox, who hosted Wonders of the Solar System earlier in the year and was the keyboard player in 1990s pop group D:Ream, will be leading Britons through how to go about stargazing.

Those on Isle of Wight holidays will be able to listen to talks from two of the island's most experienced amateur astronomers on the night - Dr Lucy Rogers, author of It's ONLY Rocket Science and Brian Curd, the Observatory's director.

People who attend the event are advised to wrap up warm and bring a torch and are reminded that the observatory has no toilet facilities on-site.

Posted by Louise Parkes ADNFCR-3083-ID-800306995-ADNFCR

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