Brian Cox and Dara O'Briain will be your guides on an astronomical journey
Rekindle your interest in astronomy with a new BBC series.
Professor Brian Cox and frustrated astronomer Dara O'Briain are presenting three days of live stargazing.
Watch the series on BBC Two and take part in a local event or join in at home.
Stargazing Live takes place from 3 to 5 January to coincide with a number of
Look to the skies
The programme will show images from the most powerful telescopes on Earth.
There should be an opportunity to see Jupiter and Uranus align, a partial solar eclipse and the Quadrantid meteor shower.
Stars to see
These should be viewable in the sky between 3 and 5 January
Jupiter viewable 2000 - 2100
Uranus viewable 2000-2100
Saturn viewable 0600
Taurus viewable each day
Pole Star viewable each day
Andromeda viewable each day
Dan Hillier manages the visitor centre at the Royal Observatory Edinburgh and has been advising the programme.
He said: "Scotland has the largest areas of dark skies in western Europe in the north and south of the country."
These are his tips on how to get the most from your stargazing session.
Stay away from the direct glare of lights such as security lights, street lights and car lights.
Have good sight lines with a low horizon in open space, so stay away from trees and buildings.
Go somewhere which is publicly accessible and be aware of any hazards including traffic and steep drops.
Going to an organised event where experts are on hand to guide you is also a good way to get involved.
Use a star chart to help identify Orion, the Hunter, which is easy to spot in the southern sky at this time of year.
Stargazing Live events
are taking place across the region to coincide with the broadcast in January including:
Learn about seasonal constellation and other naked-eye objects you can find in the sky at the Stargazers live planetarium show at Glasgow Science Centre on 4 January at 1500 GMT.
See the wonders of the night sky at Coats Observatory in Paisley. View the Moon, Jupiter, star clusters and nebulae up close through the telescopes housed in the building on 6 January at 1830 GMT.
Stargaze on the roof garden at New Lanark with cosmic craft activities for children on 8 January at 1700 GMT.
Expert help will be on hand from Bute Astronomical Club in a stargazing session at Ettrick Bay on 8 January at 1730 GMT.
You can share your photos of the night skies as the best will be showcased during the TV shows.
E-mail your images to
or visit the
Stargazing Live website
for more information.
You can watch Stargazing Live on 3, 4 and 5 January 2011 at 2000 on BBC Two.