Hundreds will Trek to Barton and boldly go to Stargazing LIVE tonight
Hundreds of people will trek to Barton tonight (Tuesday Jan 8) for the return of Stargazing LIVE, following the huge success of last year’s "magical event."
Waters’ Edge Visitor Centre is teaming up with The Ropewalk to host the event as part of BBC Stargazing LIVE week.
People are invited to go along and take part in the fun-filled activities from 6pm to 10pm.
North Lincolnshire Council says there is something for everyone, whether you know all about astronomy or are a complete beginner.
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Take part in family craft activities, discover the indoor planetarium and watch short films about the night sky.
There will be everything from making Moon Buggies to creating hanging planets and glow in the dark pictures.
Vale Academy, from Brigg, will be carrying out experiments and demonstrations to encourage more young people to get involved in science at school.
It is free to attend the event and take part in the activities.
A registration marquee will be located between the two venues and places will be allocated for the talks and film showings.
Councillor Liz Redfern, of Epworth, Leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said: “It is a great honour that the BBC have chosen to return to Waters’ Edge again this year.
"Over 1,500 people attended the Stargazing event last year and it was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone.
"Let’s hope this event will be even more successful.
"Learn more about the planets, stars, moons and galaxies with local astronomy groups.
"There is also the opportunity to meet local astronomer Paul Money who will be giving talks throughout the evening on Jupiter and Mars.
“We have lots of activities for all the family to get involved in at both venues.
"Come along to this wonderful event and get creative while learning about astronomy.
“It will be a really great night for everyone."