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Help break the star gazing record-Guinness Book of Records
Stargazing live world record attempt will be presented by Uni of SA and the Adelaide Planetarium.


This is going to be a fun and exciting evening as we all try to break a Guinness World Record! Thousands of Australians are invited to help set a new Guinness World Record for the most people stargazing at multiple venues throughout Australia.

Also on this evening, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) and the Australian National University (ANU) will produce the television event "Stargazing Live".

This show is designed to break a sky-watching record set in 2015, when 7,960 participants in Australia looked up simultaneously to observe the night-sky!

Stargazing parties across Australia are planned for this evening record attempt. It is a free community event and will also include a live screening of Stargazing Live with Brian Cox.

The programme of events for this Adelaide party is as follows:

6:30 pm: Event registration / Telescope collection
7.30 pm: Stargazing Live broadcast commences
World Record attempt will take place between 7.30 pm and 8.30 pm
9.30 pm: Event concludes

The attempt will be held at The Adelaide Planetarium, University Parade, Mawson Lakes. It will start at 6.30 pm and go until about 9.30 pm.

Although entry to this party is free, organisers request that you give a gold coin donation on entry. This donation is to help the local community groups putting on the event.

The World Record attempt is actually trying to set a new Guinness World Record for "Most People Stargazing Across Multiple Venues".

For this record, the participants will stargaze at the moon through a telescope or binoculars for a 10-minute period, simultaneously across multiple sites throughout Australia.

Organisers this year are aiming to set a record so large that it will be nearly impossible to break again! The telescopes will be 30 mm in diameter, include an adjustable focus and even a small tripod! Telescopes will be handed out on the night, and of course, they are yours to keep. Please note: these telescopes are being sold on a cost recovery basis and no profit is made by the ABC on the sale of telescopes.

Telescopes will cost $6.50 plus GST and you will need to register at this link. Register NOW as there are limited spaces available.

Telescopes will only be available to collect on the night of the event at the venue when you register. If you have your own telescope you are welcome and encouraged to bring your own. However please ensure you register for a "Single World Record Participant - BYO Telescope/Binoculars" ticket.

Each person will need their own telescope and you cannot share these. Sharing these items will result in disqualification from the attempt. If the weather is cloudy or it is raining, the event will still take place. They only require a 10 minute viewing window on the moon for the record attempt.

Unfortunately, if the weather does not clear for the 10 minute viewing window, the venue will be disqualified and the number of participants won't count towards the World Record.

Children at this event must be there with a parent or guardian and must be supervised at all times.

You will be able to park in ML6 carpark, or along University Boulevard. You are required to bring your printed ticket along, or have the ticket available on your mobile device. This will help speed up the registration process on the night.

BOOK NOW as we need the numbers to get in the Guiness Book of Records!
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Why? To attempt a record star gazing at the moon for Guinness Book of Records
When: 23rd May, 2018 at 6.30 pm
Where: Adelaide Planetarium
Cost: Free entry - gold coin donation
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