BBC Stargazing Live 2013

Orion and scope (Image by Rob Johnson)

The BBC ran “Stargazing Live” again in 2013.

Click here to find all Liverpool Astronomical Society reports from this year’s Stargazing Live events (more will be added as we get them) and if you have an event report you wish to submit to the website please let us know!

The BBC TV programmes have now ended and the iPlayer links no longer lead to the recorded broadcasts as they have gone past the BBC’s expiry date. The links have been left in place as they may still have information which you find useful.

Remember that although the television part of Stargazing Live 2013 has ended, there are still multiple events taking place across the UK in the coming weeks.

LAS Stargazing Live Events

The LAS will be hosting three Stargazing Live events during January.
All these events are free and open to everyone.
Please note that if the weather is poor, the talks will still take place and don’t forget to wrap up warm! If the weather is bad enough to warrant rescheduling or cancellation, notices will be placed on the website.

The events are as follows:-


 Already taken place:

  • Friday, 11th January 2013, 7.30pm – 9.30pm
    • Court Hey Park (National Wildflower Centre),
      Roby Road,
      L16 3NA
      Click here for a Google Map
    • Come in through the main entrance gates, and signs should be visible directing you from that point. If you miss the signs, then drive along the road through the park for a minute and we’ll be on the left-hand side. We may not be lit up, especially if the sky is clear, but if in doubt there should be somebody on the main gate who will be able to point you to us.
      Update at 17:52
      – it’s looking like it might be cloudy later (possibly with some small, clear periods) but there are still talks and presentations, we’ll be answering your questions and we will have our telescopes with us for people to see, so don’t be put off if the cloud remains! If you have a telescope or binoculars but aren’t sure how to use them, bring them along and we’ll be happy to give advice.Hope to see you there!
    • Short BBC page about this event
  • Saturday, 19th January 2013, 7.00pm – 9.00pm


The television programmes were broadcast on BBC2 and BBC HD over three nights:

Click here for the latest programme schedule and more detailed information on each programme.