On Wednesday, May 23 (2018), people all across Australia gathered to break the Guinness World Record for the Most people stargazing – multiple venues.
The current World Record, set in 2015 by the Australian National University (ANU), is 7,960 people across 37 locations.
This year the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) in partnership with the ANU was aiming to set a new record so large that it will be very difficult to break again. On this occasion, participants would be asked to gaze at the Moon for 10 minutes and the ABC asked everyone to help. Being the lunatic that I am, I said, “YES! We can do that!” (I voluntold* Dean as a participant.)
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