Last updated May 17, 2018 at 1:53 pm
Become a Guinness World Record breaker at Australia’s biggest stargazing event with the ABC and Australian National University.
It’s not every day that you can break a world record just by looking up, but if you attend a registered star party on Wednesday 23rd May you may be in with a chance of becoming a record breaker!
This year sees ABC Stargazing Live and the Australian National University aim to smash the Guinness World Record for “Most people stargazing – multiple venues.”
The current record was set in 2015 by the Australian National University with 7,960 people viewing simultaneously across 37 locations.
This time together with Stargazing Live and supported by no less a figure than Professor Brian Cox, it’s likely they’ll easily beat their own record.
“Astronomy is a way to get everyone interested in science and with the future Australian space agency on the way, there’s never been a better time to look skywards,” Dr Brad Tucker, who organised the previous record and is involved again this year said.
“The great thing about this Guinness World Records attempt is that anyone anywhere in Australia can take part and I can’t wait to break our record from three years ago.”
Don’t miss your chance to be an official Guinness World Record Holder.
Stargazing Live returns to our screens with this galaxy’s biggest stars over three nights from the ANU’s Siding Spring Observatory in New South Wales.
Hosted by Julia Zemiro, Professor Brian Cox, and featuring Space Gandalf Greg Quicke and Australia’s Science Channel’s own Professor Alan Duffy, the series will air live around the country on 22, 23 and 24 May 2018. Following the main program will be the wrap-up show Back to Earth on ABC Comedy, taking a…. less than serious look at the big questions.