Thomas Paine Study Centre - University of East Anglia
Chancellors Drive, Norwich, NR4 7TJ
Starting at noon on September 11th 2021, Mark Thompson (broadcaster and author) will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for Longest Marathon Lecture, which stands at 139 hr 42 min 56 sec. Mark will need to be lecturing for around 140 hours to do this!
As a proud Ambassador for Barnardo’s, Mark will be using this event to raise much-needed funds for them.
To be successful, Mark must have an audience member present at all times while lecturing – day and night! The whole event has been split into sessions; by signing up as an audience member, you will get to be part of the official Guinness World Record attempt!
Please note that this event has already taken place on 11/09/2021
The below chart shows if and when the skies will be at their darkest during this event. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing.
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Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.