ANU Stargazing Live 23 May: World Record Attempt at Parliament House

7.30 for an 8pm start (world record from 8.20pm), Wednesday night 23 May, Parliament House Forecourt (AAA Space).

Professor Brian P. Schmidt AC, Vice-Chancellor, ANU, warmly invites you and your family to participate in the Stargazing World Record Attempt at Parliament House. All are welcome.

ANU in conjunction with ABC will attempt to break the Guinness World Record to have over 7,960 people stargazing across 38 locations. ANU first set this world record on 21 August 2015.

Arrive any time from 7.30pm to register and grab a free telescope.

The stargazing event will commence at 8pm. The official world record attempt will start at about 8.20pm. 

You need to have registered to be counted.

From 7.30pm join Professor Schmidt and our experts below for a guided tour of the night sky.

  • Professor Matthew Colless, Director, Research School of Astronomy & Astrophysics
  • Professor Anna Moore, Director, The Advanced Instrumentation Technology Centre, Mount Stromlo Observatory, Research School of Astronomy & Astrophysics
  • Professor Lisa Kewley, Director, ARC Centre of Excellence for All-sky Astrophysics in 3 Dimensions (ASTRO 3D).

Wednesday 23 May 2018, 7.30–9pm, Parliament House Forecourt (AAA Space).

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