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University opens for Stargazing LIVE event


On Wednesday 15th January the University of South Wales opens its doors to budding astronomers as part of Stargazing LIVE 2014.

Visitors will be able to use the University’s high power telescopes as well as getting the chance to handle some real meteorite.

Well-known astrobiologist Dr Lewis Dartnell will give a public lecture (7pm) on the search for life in the universe. Dr Dartnell will take the audience on a tour of the other planets and moons in our solar system which may harbour life, and even further afield to alien worlds orbiting distant stars, to explore one of the greatest questions ever asked: are we alone?

Dr Dartnell is a UK Space Agency research Fellow at the University of Leicester, working in the field of astrobiology and the search for microbial life on Mars. He is a regular television commentator on all aspects of astrobiology.

The event is being run by the Faulkes Telescope project which is based at the University. It begins at 6pm at the University’s Upper Glyntaff campus in Pontypridd.

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