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Professor Brian Cox is on a mission to turn one lucky school class into budding astrologers as he returns for The Big Bang Lesson: Take 2 – with kids across Brechin now able to nominate their class online for the chance to win.

Schools entered in their thousands last year for the chance to have the TV scientist turn up and teach a star-studded science lesson. So, together with The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair, the Professor is back and this time he’s taking the winning class on location.

School children, teachers and parents in Brechin can now enter their class (or child’s class) into the special prize draw, which will see the winners whisked off to The University of Manchester’s world famous Jodrell Bank Observatory on January 19. The class will enjoy a mind-blowing workshop in the Discovery Centre with Professor Brian Cox and the Discovery Centre’s Education team, get up close to the Observatory’s gigantic Lovell Telescope and discover more about the solar system with fun, interactive activities.

Professor Cox said: “Science has always been my passion and it’s so rewarding to show youngsters of all ages that they too can play a part in answering some of life’s biggest questions with the help of science, technology, engineering and maths.

“The scientific world is hugely fascinating and moving, and if it’s taught in the right way, it can be tremendously inspiring and a lot of fun!”

Young people, teachers and parents in Brechin can now register for the chance to take part in The Big Bang Lesson: Take 2 by visiting facebook.com/TheBigBang4U or www.thebigbangfair.co.uk/bigbanglessontake2. Entry closes on Monday, December 5.