The Plough CBeebies Stargazing


The Plough

The stars of CBeebies take part in a special week of stargazing. Maggie, Chris and the Stargazers spot the Plough and discover how to find the North Star.


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Soon, starlight will scatter through the dark,

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so let's all look up at Stargazing Park.

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This way.

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Hello, stargazers.

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We've had a fantastic week here at Stargazing Park,

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spotting wonderful things in the night sky.

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We've got one more chance to do that tonight.

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-So have you got everything you need, stargazers?

-Yes.

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Brilliant, I hope you have too.

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Come on, altogether, here we go, look up.

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# When the night falls

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# Maggie helps us see wonders of the stars above us all

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# Turn the lights low

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# Grab a cosy rug

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# Wrap up warm and snug, here we go!

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# We're going stargazing

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# Gaze at stars shining bright

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# We're going stargazing

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# Spot a zooming satellite

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# We're going stargazing

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# Glimpse the moon and the planets above

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# We're going stargazing

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# So just look up Look up, look up! #

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Come and join us underneath the stars.

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Hi, Chris, hi, stargazers.

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Hello, Maggie.

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Welcome to the Stargazing Park. Now what can we see up there?

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We're not seeing many stars at the moment

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but if we turn the lights down low...

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That's better.

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Let our eyes get used to the dark, and the more we look,

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the more we'll see.

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After a while you can see them, can't you?

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Takes a while for your eyes to get used to the dark.

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So now let's try and make some star patterns,

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because I can see three stars, one, two, three.

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What shape does that make?

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-A triangle.

-That's right, a triangle.

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Now I wonder who else is looking up

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and making patterns with the stars tonight?

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It's Gem!

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Hello, stargazers.

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We're trying to spot seven stars

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-that make a pattern called the Plough, aren't we?

-Yes.

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Now the Plough is made up of seven stars

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that sparkle like jewels in the sky.

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So let's see if we can spot it. Can you see it?

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-It's a bit cloudy.

-And it's a bit orange.

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There are quite a lot of lights around here.

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We'll keep looking because we might see it soon.

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We went on a treasure hunt earlier to find some jewels.

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Join us later to find out how we got on.

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I wonder if Gem used a treasure map on her treasure hunt?

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Well on the CBeebies website you can find some maps, they're star maps.

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Look at this.

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Here on this star map we can see the Plough.

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But we can also see it up there.

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Can anybody see the Plough?

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Can you count the stars for me?

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One, two, three,

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four, five, six, seven.

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So that's the Plough.

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Why is it called the Plough?

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That is a very good question, Imogen. Why is it called the Plough?

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-I think we should best answer that in the Star Cafe.

-OK.

-Let's go in.

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So why don't we have a look at these pictures?

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Does anyone know what this is?

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-Saucepan.

-A saucepan, yes. I've got another picture.

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See if you guess what this one is.

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-A spoon.

-And then I've got this picture.

-A plough.

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Does anyone know what a plough is used for?

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Oliver, what you think it is used for?

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It's used for planting seeds.

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It goes along before the planter

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to make the ground more easier to plant.

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So each of the pictures has seven stars,

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and the pattern of the stars is exactly the same,

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but people have seen different pictures.

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Maybe the seven stars that make up The Plough could also be this.

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What do you think I've drawn here

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using those seven stars? Oliver.

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-A fishing boat.

-Oh, thank you!

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You guessed my drawing.

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Yes, it's a fishing boat.

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It's actually out on the seven seas searching for treasure,

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and I wonder how Gem

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and her stargazers are getting on on their treasure hunt?

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Ahoy there, stargazers, welcome aboard.

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Ahoy!

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Good to see you.

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Hey, look, I've got a treasure map here,

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-so how do you fancy coming on a treasure hunt with me?

-Yeah!

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The map shows lots of different stars, that's where the treasure is.

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How many stars can you see?

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Seven. Shall we count them, just to check?

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One, two, three,

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four, five, six, seven.

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You're right, well done.

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So, where do you think all of these stars are hiding?

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-Around the docks.

-We need to find them all. Can we do it?

-Yes.

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Let's roll up our treasure map, we'll need that.

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-Off we go, let's go.

-Let's go.

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So, the first spot is this one here, so Thomas, can you see it anywhere?

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Brilliant, grab it, let's go.

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Brilliant, come on!

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Yes!

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Yes!

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Fantastic, the last one, we have all seven jewels.

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Let's take them back to the ship, follow me.

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Wow, they look great.

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But the treasure doesn't sparkle,

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-so how can we make it twinkle?

-Look for a clue.

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Good idea, let's have a look.

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Oh, maybe there is something on the back of the treasure map?

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There is, there's something written here. Ah, right, OK.

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Nathan, can you read it out for me?

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"Make the shape of a saucepan with a handle

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"to see the treasure twinkle bright and sparkle."

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Brilliant, OK, so, we need to find a saucepan.

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Nathan, have a look in that crate for me. There we go.

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That's it, brilliant. We put our jewels in a shape like this.

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Can you put all these jewels into a saucepan shape for us?

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-Yes.

-Come on, then, let's see.

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There's the first one,

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that's it, put it there.

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Yeah, very good.

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And the third one on the end.

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Wow, they're twinkling.

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This shape is called the Plough

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and when you look up into the night sky

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you might see it there looking like a big saucepan.

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Hang on a second,

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there might be another clue on the back of the map.

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-Shall we have a look?

-Yes.

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Thomas, hold it up for me, please, thank you. Let's see.

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There is another clue. Can you read this one out, please? Thank you.

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"Follow the two stars away from the handle

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"to find the North Star with the brightest sparkle."

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Oh, great, thank you very much.

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So now we can find another star.

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So it said to follow the two stars furthest away from the handle,

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that's these two stars here.

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If we follow them in a straight line,

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Thomas, that leads over there. Walk in that direction

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and see if you can find another star. Have a look.

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That's it. There's a big barrel.

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What have you found inside?

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Treasure.

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Yeah, excellent. Can you bring it back for us?

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Let's have a look.

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Brilliant, we found the North Star, well done.

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The North Star is a very important star in the sky

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because it always points North

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and it helps sailors to steer their boats in the right direction.

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Thank you so much for helping me find all of this lovely treasure

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and we found the North Star and the twinkling Plough.

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Well, we found a twinkling Plough too, take a look.

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One, two, three,

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four, five, six, seven.

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So we can use the Plough to find the North Star.

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Do you know how to do that?

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You use that one and that one then go straight up.

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All the way up to the North Star. Thank you.

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Let's see if we can spot the North Star.

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To find the North Star we need to find the Plough.

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Oh, there it is.

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Now we just have to follow the imaginary line North

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to find that North Star.

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There it is.

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We found it through the window.

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I can see the North Star out of my igloo window.

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I'm in a place called Lapland, which is very near the North Pole,

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and the North Star is right above my head.

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While I'm here I'm hoping to be really lucky

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and to see something incredibly special in the night sky -

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the Northern Lights.

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The Northern Lights are caused by the sun.

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People travel from all over the world just to see them.

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They look amazing.

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I hope I'm really lucky and get to see them tonight.

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Didn't the Northern Lights look beautiful?

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We've seen so many beautiful things in the night sky this week -

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planets, the moon, and lots and lots of stars.

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Well, now it's time to get cosy, for one last starlight story.

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# Starlight scattered through the dark

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# Painting stories for us all

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# Gather underneath the stars

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# And hear their wonders told

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# Looking up into the dark

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# The night is yours and it is mine

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# Looking up into the dark

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# The dark upon us all

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# Upon us all the stars will shine

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# Upon us all the stars will shine. #

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Everybody, look up.

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Cos I wonder whose story the stars are going to tell tonight?

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Ursa Major, the Great Bear.

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Ursa Major, the Great Bear, wished to go on holiday.

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A holiday in the sun.

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Far away from the snow and ice,

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far from his home under the Northern Lights.

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So, off he set with his caravan,

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towards the sun, to get a tan.

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But the bear found sunbathing rather tricky.

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It was ever so hot, and ever so sticky.

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Even splashing in the swimming pool

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couldn't keep the Great Bear cool.

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He missed rolling in the snow and ice.

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He wished to be home, under the Northern Lights.

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Now the Great Bear had travelled far,

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he needed help from the Northern Star.

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Leading him onwards to the snow and ice.

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Safely back home under the Northern Lights.

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How very helpful. The North Star was leading the Great Bear home.

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Soon it will be time for us to go home and leave Stargazing Park,

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but we've got to say a very special thank you to Maggie

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for a great week of Stargazing. Thank you very much.

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Stargazers, thank you.

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It's been wonderful. And remember, keep watching the stars.

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Before we go, get your stars twinkling.

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Can you do that for me? And let's get up and have a dance.

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Join in too.

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Come on, stargazers.

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# Twinkle, twinkle, little star

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# How I wonder what you are

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# Up above the world so high

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# Like a diamond in the sky

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# Twinkle, twinkle, little star

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# How I wonder what you are. #

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-Well done, stargazers. Good twinkling. Bye.

-Bye.

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