TWO astronomy buffs from Stretton Grandison, near Ledbury, are staging an unusual record attempt in October.

David and Liz Martin want to get into the record books by holding the largest astronomy lesson in the world.

The event is being held to mark the International Year of Astronomy this year.

Mr and Mrs Martin hope as many people as possible will turn up with telescopes and binoculars to make the attempt a success.

Mr Martin runs a education company called Star Learner, which provides online textbooks for the Edexcel GCSE Astronomy course.

The event is at St Mary’s RC High School, Lugwardine. Mr and Mrs Martin had hoped to hold it in the Malvern area, but did not find a venue.

The attempt will take place on Saturday, October 10, or on the following Saturday if the weather is bad. For more information, see