TV boffin backs George campaign

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TV ASTRONOMER Brian Cox has backed plans for a new observatory in Williamson Park in memory of Overton’s “little scientist”.

The physicist, and host of BBC show Wonders of the Universe, thinks a centre for stargazing would be the perfect tribute to the late George Higginson.

Ten-year-old George, who was killed in a road accident in 2009 near his home in Overton, loved science and astronomy.

His father, Jonathan, has been raising money hoping to create an observatory in his son’s memory.

See The Visitor (23-03-11) for full story.