On Friday 21 August 2015 Mt. Stromlo Observatory will be leading Australia in attempting to break two Guinness World Records - Most People Stargazing at a Single Site (Canberra) and Most People Stargazing Across Multiple Sites in a Country (Australia).
Go to http://www.anu.edu.au/events/mt-stromlo-observatory-world-record-night for more information.
Not in Canberra?
There are more than 40 sites registered to take part in the attempt to break the World Record for Most People Stargazing Across Multiple Sites in a Country.
Go to http://rsaa.anu.edu.au/world-record-stargazing to learn more.
Haven't got a telescope? Bring binoculars along instead (they will still count for stargazing!).
1,869 people braved the cold weather in Canberra to set a new Stargazing record surpassing the previous record of 649 by more than 1,000 people!
A second world record was being attempted for the most people stargazing at multiple sites around Australia, and while estimates of around 10,000 people have been suggested which would beat the previous record of 3,007, we are still waiting for exact numbers and confirmation.