Stargazing Evening at Island Planetarium

Wednesday 23rd August 2017 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

Fort Victoria Country Park & Planetarium

Island Planetarium, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, PO41 0RR, South East


Ideal for beginners with little knowledge of astronomy these stargazing evenings at the Island Planetarium offer an enjoyable, interesting and educational insight into this fascinating aspect of science.

The event begins with a tour of the sky in the planetarium with explanation as to why our night skies change throughout the year, then its outside for a stargazing session and observing through telescopes. Should the weather allow these sessions have been known to go on until midnight!

Suitable for over 8's and booking absolutely required due to limited spaces and incredible popularity...

- Event includes an astronomy related presentation or talk.

- Event will involve stargazing and observing the skies through telescopes weather permitting


This event is being organised by West Wight Stargazing Group who should be contacted if you have any queries. We highly recommend you confirm this event is indeed going ahead before travelling. If you do attend it would be fantastic if you could let the organiser know you found them via Go Stargazing!


Please contact West Wight Stargazing Group directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.

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Location light pollution

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

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Location darkness on Wednesday 23rd August 2017

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