Pomonal is set to take part in the Guinness World Record attempt for stargazing

PICTURE: Wayne Hawkins
PICTURE: Wayne Hawkins

Pomonal is set to take part in the world record attempt for stargazing. 

The Pomonal Star Party is trying to set a new Guinness World Record for the most people stargazing across multiple venues.

For this record, participants will stargaze at the moon through a telescope or binoculars for 10 minutes. 

The current world record was set in 2015 by the Australian National University, with 7960 people participating across 37 locations.

The Pomonal Star Party will be participating in the attempt to bet the world record on May 23. 

“The attempt is open to everyone,” Pomonal Star Party host Peter Shelley. 

“It’s an opportunity to learn more about astronomy and to be involved in a world record attempt – an opportunity not often available to Pomonal.” 

89 people have registered for the Pomonal Star Party, so far.

On the night there will also be food such as soup and lemon chicken available as a fundraiser for Pomonal Primary School.