Eyes to the sky for Astronomy Week

Stargazers are preparing for some amazing views of Jupiter. The largest planet in our Solar System, it's the focal point of National Astronomy Week and the telescopes at the Royal Greenwich Observatory in Sussex are pointing in its direction.

Stargazers look to Jupiter for Astronomy Week

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.