The group stargazing experience happened across hundreds of locations around the country. ANU alone counted over 3,500 people at its telescope and binocular-pointing party. Viewers had to spend 10 minutes gazing at the moon during the record attempt.
A show called Stargazing Live covered the event through the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. "The effort was so great that Guinness World Records officials were unable to confirm the final numbers on the ABC's final Stargazing Live episode tonight," ANU says. It's now waiting for an official record confirmation from Guinness.