Newchurch Observatory

Watery Lane, Newchurch, PO36 0LX

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Location description

Observing location for Vectis Astronomical Society who regularly meet in the pavilion next door. Members of the society frequently open the observatory to the public for regular stargazing sessions. The dark skies may be affected a little by a nearby agricultural site.


Location event organiser

Vectis Astronomical Society organises stargazing events at this location.


Astronomical society

Meeting place for local astronomical society, often in a location that enables stargazing and observing.


Observatory

Location has an observatory that is accessible to the public by prior arrangement or during public events.


Tonight's weather forecast

29/03/17
19:00
13°
4%
29/03/17
22:00
12°
7%
30/03/17
01:00
12°
5%
30/03/17
04:00
11°
6%
Weather forecast for Isle Of Wight (sandown) Airport (1.26 miles away) updated 29/03/17 at 12:00.

Light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a suburban setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

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Dark site
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

Forthcoming events at this location

Public Observing at Newchurch Observatory

Thursday 30th March 2017 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
Observing (if clear)

Public Observing at Newchurch Observatory

Thursday 6th April 2017 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
Observing (if clear)

Public Observing at Newchurch Observatory

Thursday 13th April 2017 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
Observing (if clear)

Public Observing at Newchurch Observatory

Thursday 20th April 2017 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
Observing (if clear)

Public Observing at Newchurch Observatory

Thursday 27th April 2017 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
Observing (if clear)

Vectis Astronomical Society Monthly Meeting

Friday 28th April 2017 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Society Meeting

Vectis Astronomical Society Monthly Meeting

Friday 26th May 2017 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Society Meeting

Vectis Astronomical Society Monthly Meeting

Friday 23rd June 2017 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Society Meeting

Vectis Astronomical Society Monthly Meeting

Friday 28th July 2017 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Society Meeting

Vectis Astronomical Society Monthly Meeting

Friday 25th August 2017 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Society Meeting

Vectis Astronomical Society Monthly Meeting

Friday 22nd September 2017 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Society Meeting

Vectis Astronomical Society Monthly Meeting

Friday 27th October 2017 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Society Meeting

Vectis Astronomical Society Monthly Meeting

Friday 24th November 2017 from 19:30pm to 21:30pm
Society Meeting

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The best time to visit Newchurch Observatory can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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