The Isle of Wight Observatory
Watery Lane, Newchurch, Isle of Wight, PO36 0LX
The Isle of Wight Observatory at Newchurch is open to visitors every Thursday evening, with events run by the friendly and welcoming astronomers from the Vectis Astronomical Society.
Please get in touch with the Society to confirm your visit and help them manage numbers if you want to attend this event. Admission is free; however, donations are welcome and appreciated.
So if you’re a local or even visiting the Isle of Wight on holiday, why not join them for an evening of stargazing?
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.
Below is a list of Isle of Wight Observatory open night events at The Isle of Wight Observatory. You can view events at this location on a calendar.
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