Stars in their eyes!

STELLAR Systems engineer Faye Cashman explains the finer workings of the Astrium lunar rover to Luke Adderley from Gosport, at the star gazing event at the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth.  Picture: Ian Hargreaves (110187-3)
STELLAR Systems engineer Faye Cashman explains the finer workings of the Astrium lunar rover to Luke Adderley from Gosport, at the star gazing event at the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (110187-3)
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STARGAZERS have appeared in a live TV broadcast from the top of the Spinnaker Tower.

Last night University of Portsmouth cosmologists took part in an event to support professor Brian Cox’s BBC2 show Stargazing Live.

They joined other astronomical groups at the top of the Spinnaker Tower as part of hundreds of events taking place across Britain.

These linked up with a live broadcast – also featuring TV comedian Dara O’Briain – from 8pm to 10pm in the Jodrell Bank observatory.

The iconic Portsmouth landmark hosted the free event and invited people of all ages to learn about the stars.

Other local organisations joined in, with the South East Physics network providing atom-building with Lego and a particle zoo, while students at the Portsmouth Grammar School have designed a solar system exhibit and demonstrated hands-on physics experiments.

And later in the week three more astronomy events – called Astronomy and the City – are running at Gunwharf Quays, starting in the plaza between 5pm and 8pm on clear nights only from Thursday to Saturday.

Stargazing Live continues tonight at 8pm.