Stargazing Weekend at Island Planetarium

Friday 15th September 2017 from 20:00pm to Sunday 17th September 2017 12:30pm

Fort Victoria Country Park & Planetarium

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


Description

This special weekend event takes place at the Island Planetarium and is a fantastic opportunity for everyone from complete beginners to serious amateur astronomers to spend a couple of nights under the dark skies of the Isle of Wight.

There's something for everyone with a full and exciting schedule including night time stargazing sessions, daytime solar observing and astronomical talks. Your hosts run the planetarium and are well renowned for being incredibly knowledgable and enthusiastic.

Prior booking essential!

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

- Event includes an astronomy related presentation or talk.


Organiser

This event is being organised by West Wight Stargazing Group who should be contacted if you have any queries. Please confirm this event is indeed going ahead before travelling.


Bookings

The event organiser (West Wight Stargazing Group) is dealing with all bookings for this event, please visit their website for more details.

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

Location darkness on Friday 15th September 2017

The below graphic shows if and when it will be dark at Fort Victoria Country Park & Planetarium on the evening of this event. Yellow areas show when the skies are not dark due to daylight (bold yellow) and moonlight (faded yellow). Click on the image for an explanation on how darkness is determined.

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