Stargazing Live: Dara O Briain and Brian Cox head to Australia for another view of the night sky

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Down under: Brian Cox and Dara O Briain are in Australia for more Stargazing Live: BBC/Pete Dadds/Andrew Hayes Watkins/Andrew Walker

Get ready to dig your telescopes out again – Stargazing Live is back on the BBC.

Dara O Briain once again finds himself in scientist mode as he reunites with Brian Cox to look up at the night sky and show us the wonders of the solar system.

There is a difference for the new series though – the duo are in Australia this time.

While it might sound like a good excuse for a trip to the other side of the world, there is another reason why this year’s show is in Oz.

The view of space down under is totally different from what we might see up in the UK, so we'll get a different perspective on those twinkling lights.

Of course, the time difference also means that dawn will be on the cusp by the time the show broadcasts. However, O Briain and Cox (and, more likely, their team of astronomers) will have been watching the skies all night to bring us some interesting analysis by the time they go on air.

There will also be pre-recorded segments about the cultural impact in Australia of astronomy, with the first episode looking at the importance of the Milky May on indigenous communities.

For those who can’t get enough of the space-chat, Stargazing is airing across Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 8pm.

BBC Two

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