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Stargazing Live at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard 2017
Tue 31 January 2017, 18:00 – 21:30 GMT
An evening of stargazing, space activities, cosmology chat and talks at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, with activities taking place on board HMS Warrior 1860 and in Action Stations.
Join astrophysicists and cosmologists from the University of Portsmouth's Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation, navigation experts from Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, amateur astronomers from Hampshire Astronomical Group, space engineers from Airbus Defence and Space, the Astro Pi project team from the Raspberry Pi Foundation, and many more at this free event, exploring navigation through space and time.
During the event you will have the opportunity to take a look through a telescope, learn how sailors navigate by the stars, and find out more about our Universe.
Short talks will be given throughout the night on topics within stargazing, navigation, cosmology and space.
There will be a range of activities to suit all ages, with plenty to do and see whether it's clear or cloudy!
Tickets are available for three entry times - 6pm, 7pm, and 8pm. Note that entry is only guaranteed in the hour following the entry time of your ticket, but once you are inside the event you are welcome to stay until it ends at 9.30pm. In previous years attendees have typically spent around 1.5 hours at the event.
Please contact us if you would like to make a group booking (over 10 attendees).
This Stargazing Live event is a collaboration between the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation at the University of Portsmouth, HMS Warrior 1860, Action Stations and the Hampshire Astronomical Group.