05/04/2017 8:39 AM AEST | Updated 05/04/2017 1:47 PM AEST

ABC's 'Stargazing Live' Introduced The Nation To 'Space Gandalf'

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Tuesday saw the premiere of ABC's 'Stargazing Live', a massive three-night TV event hosted by Professor Brian Cox and Julia Zemiro which urged viewers to look up to the night sky. The show, based on a format from the BBC, was a gorgeous exploration of space from the comfort of your own home, but when an astro-rock star joined the show, it's safe to say a new star was born.

Dubbed 'Space Gandalf', astro-tour guide Greg Quicke won the hearts and minds of viewers with his approach to all things science.

The motorcycle riding, surf-loving 'practical astrologer' runs stargazing tours in Broome which he describes as giving people a "living breathing conscious experience of being on a planet that is turning as it hurtles through space".

And as his name lit up the Twitterverse, the astro-wizard took it all in his stride.

'Stargazing Live' returns to the ABC and ABC iView over the next two nights.


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