Can you help Norfolk TV astronomer break this world record?
PUBLISHED: 11:04 05 March 2020 | UPDATED: 11:04 05 March 2020
Members of the public can help a Norfolk TV astronomer break the world record for the longest ever lecture.
According to Guinness World Records, the longest lecture record currently stands at 139 hours, 42 minutes and 56 seconds.
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Mr Thompson, famed for his role as a presenter on BBC's Stargazing Live, has experience in this department having delivered a 24-hour lecture for charity in 2015.
And now, as he takes his ambition to the next level, the author will need help from the public to achieve this herculean feat.
Guinness World Record rules dictate that, for the longest lecture record to stand, an audience member must be present at all times.
Mr Thompson is therefore encouraging as many people as possible to get involved by booking free tickets for the event on September 12, 2020, by visiting the UEA website.