Stargazing Live 2015 at MPOLE

Join The Long Eaton School for a night under the stars!

The Long Eaton School are hosting a free public event on March 25th to compliment the BBC Stargazing Live programmes surrounding the solar eclipse.
Amongst the things to see and do are:

  • Mobile Planetarium – discover the stars indoors no matter what the weather. (3 shows at 6:15, 7:15 and 8:15pm)
  • Talk by Anu Ojha OBE of the National Space Centre Leicester*
  • Display of telescopes and other related equipment – come talk to astronomers and get advice on how to get started.
  • Display by the National Schools Observatory (Liverpool Robotic Telescope)
  • Interactive experiments – find out what happens to you in space, how nappies help astronauts, how big the planets are, taste real NASA developed space food and much more.
  • Display of Lunar samples brought back by the Apollo missions – on loan from STFC.
  • Observatory tours – come and see our very own observatory.
  • Stargazing live! – subject to weather there will be chance to use telescopes to observe some of the wonders of our Universe.
  • Many other displays, exhibits and activities.

* Talk in the main hall starts at 7pm and will last approx. 40 mins, first come first served basis as seats are limited.

The event is free to attend and starts at 6:00pm until 9pm. Refreshments will be available for a small charge. For more information please follow the observatory blog.

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An astronomical observatory at The Long Eaton School, scheduled to open in early 2012
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