Hundreds of stargazers are expected to gather at Gisborne Secondary College tomorrow night to participate in a national attempt to break a Guinness World Record.

Residents will each take their own telescope or binoculars to the school grounds to look at the moon for a 10-minute period, at the same time as thousands of other Australians.

Run by the Australian National University and the ABC, the event is an attempt to beat the world record for the Most People Stargazing Across Multiple Venues, which currently stands at 7960 people across 37 locations.

Event registration will take place at 7pm (on Wednesday, May 23) at the school. The world record attempt will happen between 8-9pm.

Anyone is welcome to join the event, but participants must each have their own telescope or binoculars to be included in the world record setting.

Entry is by gold coin donation.