Tonight, Tune In To The ABC's Stargazing Live

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Space is a beautiful and mysterious place. Australia's national broadcaster will be live tonight from the Siding Spring Observatory near Coonabarabran, looking at the wonders of the universe. Here's how you can tune in.

Julia Zemiro and Professor Brian Cox will be joined by a host of experts like the CSIRO's Dr Lisa Harvey-Smith, astronomer Greg Quicke, citizen science advocate Dr Chris Lintott and Indigenous Australian Michael Anderson, who will explain the Indigenous connection to the skies above us.

The Siding Spring Observatory is Australia's most important infrared and optical astronomical observatory, located near the Warrumbungles in the Orana region of New South Wales. Its telescopes are operated by the Australian National University’s Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics.

How To Watch Stargazing Live

On TV, the ABC will show Stargazing Live from 8:30PM AEST (Sydney time) on the main ABC channel and iView.

The last two nights' episodes have been about the Milky Way, the galaxy that contains our pokey little solar system, and the planets around us. Tonight is all about the presence -- detected and undetected -- of alien life in the universe.

After the broadcast, Back To Earth:Stargazing Live will be shown on ABC2 at 9:30PM AEST (Sydney time), with viewers encouraged to submit any questions for Professor Cox to answer live via Twitter using the hashtag #StargazingQuestions.

If you want to head outside and snap your own photos of the night sky, tag them on Instagram with #StargazingABC.