A night at the Isle of Man Observatory

A night at the Isle of Man Observatory

Friday 23rd February 2024 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm

James Martin Observatory - Isle Of Man
Higher Foxdale, Foxdale, Isle of Man, IM4 3HB

Join the friendly astronomers from the Isle of Man Astronomical Society for a night at the James Martin Observatory.

Your visit will include a guided tour of the premises including the Dome and telescope, and if clear you will have an opportunity to see some of the features of the Manx Dark skies through the telescope and you may also have a guided tour of the night sky.

If cloudy there will be a presentation about the features visible in the night sky. Your ticket includes a cup of tea or coffee and a biscuit.

Please note that this has already taken place on 23/02/2024

Event organiser

Isle Of Man Astronomical Society

Isle Of Man Astronomical Society is organising this event

Please contact Isle Of Man Astronomical Society directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.

Event booking

Please book tickets for this event via the Eventbrite website.

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Event darkness

The Moon has a big impact on the visibility of celestial bodies in the night sky. Try to plan your stargazing when there is no bright Moon at night as this is when the skies will be at their darkest.

The below chart shows if and when the skies will be at their darkest during this event. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing.

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