Don't miss the BBC's Stargazing Live tonight at Leicester University
THOUSANDS of people will visit Leicester University tonight as it hosts the BBC's Stargazing Live show.
All tickets have now gone for the free gathering which will take place from 5.30pm to 9pm.
Organised by BBC Learning and the University of Leicester it is one of a number of events being held up and down the country bringing together
astronomical societies, museums and discovery centres, country parks and local authorities.
Around 113,000 people took part in Stargazing LIVE events around the UK last year.
Professor Mark Lester, head of the department of physics and astronomy at Leicester University, said: "We are incredibly excited to be working with BBC
Learning to put on a fantastic event for all the family in celebration of Stargazing Live 2013".
The TV series, which returns to BBC TWO on January 8, 9 and 10 , will be hosted by professor Brian Cox and Dara O Briain with over three days of live
stargazing featuring epic images from observatories around the globe.
Professor Cox said: "During the last series amateur stargazers were hunting for planets and this year we will be hunting for asteroids and strange 'spider'
like features on mars. Everyone can get involved and you never know what we will find – there are so many possibilities out there. "
To accompany the TV series and the events, BBC Learning is producing a number of free resources including a Star Guide and a special Star Party pack
so that people can get involved by planning their own star party at home.
They are available to download at bbc.co.uk/stargazing