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This week is UK National Astronomy week, and the Open University will host a Stargazing evening this Saturday, as part of the nationwide programme of events.

Plenty of activities are planned for the two hour session, from 7.30pm.

If the weather is kind to us, you’ll get an opportunity to look at Jupiter, below, and the Moon in the OU Observatory.

There will be a series of lectures and lots of chances for hands-on activities too – involving meteorites, space satellites, the OUs own robotic telescope and an inflatable planetarium.

Everything is free, but tickets for the timed talks and some tours and shows will be issued on the night, on a first-come first-served basis.

A great opportunity to enjoy something a little different, but that intrigues so many.

Head to the OU Campus and help wrap up National Astronomy Week in style.