Stargazers heading to Oxford

January 22, 2017 by  

The end of January is set to see hundreds of avid stargazers heading to Oxford to check out the city’s skies using telescopes supplied by the local university.

Enthusiasts are visiting the city for the annual event, Stargazing Oxford. The 2016 edition of the event saw over 1,200 people descend upon Oxford. This event attracts people of a variety of different ages and takes place at Keble Road, within the Denys Wilkinson Building.

This is normally used by Oxford University’s Department of Physics, but for one day it will be taken over astronomy enthusiasts, who will have the chance to watch the sky through the University’s telescopes and take a tour of it via an inflatable planetarium.

Speaking to the Oxford Times, a university spokesman said:

“Join us again as our astronomers will be on hand to answer all your questions including what constellations can you see in the night sky this month? Why do stars explode? And is there life on other planets?

The event is scheduled to run between 2pm and 10pm and people will be able to enter the building to take part until 9.30pm. It will be held on Saturday 28th January and places do not have to be booked.

Booklet printers are often used by the organisers of events like this, to provide additional information to attendees.