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As the darkness falls stargazers across our region are preparing for some amazing views of Jupiter tonight.
The largest planet in our Solar System is the focal point of National Astronomy Week and the telescopes at the Royal Greenwich Observatory at Herstmonceux in Sussex are already pointing in its direction.
Andy Dickenson reports and speaks to Sandra Voss, science director of the observatory, and Laurie Marsden, project co-ordinator of National Astronomy Week.
Includes pictures from NASA.