13 January 2012 - 7:40pm — Karen Masters
Stargazing isn't just for the countryside - Nature's wonders can be seen through telescopes right here in the city of Portsmouth!
Astrophysicists from the University of Portsmouth's Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation will be demonstrating "Astronomy in the City" at Gunwharf Quays. Come use our telescopes to get a closer look at stars, nebulae and the moons and stripes of planet Jupiter. Chat with us about what interests you, and we'll try to answer all of your questions about stargazing, the Universe, or being a scientist.
As a BBC Stargazing LIVE themed event we'll also have BBC Stargazing goodies to give away (star guides and activity cards).
Planned for Jan 19th, 20th, 21st (Thur/Fri/Sat). Gunwharf Quays Plaza (the big area by the Tesco).
[http://www.bbc.co.uk/thingstodo/activity/stargazing-live-astronomy-in-the-city/occurrence/51427 BBC Things To Do listing]
Astronomy in the City will run only on clear nights between Thur 19th Jan and Sat 21st Jan. Please visit this website on those days for weather updates. No tickets are necessary. No experience necessary.
PLEASE NOTE: This event is different from the major event ICG scientists are supporting at the Spinnaker tower on Tue 17th Jan. For details on that see [http://www.bbc.co.uk/thingstodo/activity/bbc-stargazing-live/occurrence/53059 here].