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BBC Stargazing Live comes to Glyndŵr University

7 January 2011

Amateur astronomers are being invited to explore the night sky at Glyndŵr University in an event tied to the BBC’s popular Stargazing Live series.

The Institute of Physics has organised an introduction to astronomy for beginners and enthusiasts at the university’s Wrexham campus on Wednesday 12 January.

The practical-based session, which runs from 6pm to 8pm, will be led by Dr Andy Newsam from the Astrophysics Research Institute at Liverpool John Moores University.

As well as Dr Newsam’s talk, there will be an opportunity to see the stars of the night sky from the comfort of the Starlab, an inflatable planetarium from Daresbury Labs, one of Europe’s largest science research organisations.

Budding astronomers at the Glyndŵr University event will be joining thousands up and down the country in getting involved with Stargazing Live, which is being led by Professor Brian Cox through a series of programmes on BBC Two.

The event is free, and suitable for ages 7 and over. Read more about the event on the Glyndŵr University campus blog here.

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