Explore the night sky

The night-sky

The night-sky

Crystal and her husband Wayne with their children (l-r) Lacie-Louise (4), Bradley (nine months), Rory (2) and Harvey (6).  Picture: Sarah Standing (170509-232)

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Explore the night sky for distant galaxies and twinkling stars this coming Thursday at the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

Working with the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation at the University of Portsmouth, Stargazing will be an evening of exploring the dark mysteries above us.

This BBC Stargazing LIVE 2013 Partner event is also a collaboration event with HMS Warrior 1860 and the Mary Rose Trust Education Teams, the Hampshire Astronomical Group, Physics Ambassadors from Portsmouth Grammar School and the Hampshire Branch of the British Science Association.

Running from 4pm until 9pm, children can build their very own universe from Lego bricks, and craft activities include building the Solar System on a piece of string.

Pupils from Portsmouth Grammar School will be conducting small physics experiments for visitors to see, while children can also learn about the different lights, such as infrared, we use to see into space.

Stargazing is free, but visitors must register beforehand at stargazingportsmouth2013.eventbrite.co.uk (there are limited tickets available and you must book a time slot). Call (023) 9284 5157 for more information.

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