A Night at the Isle of Man Observatory

A Night at the Isle of Man Observatory

Friday 27th October 2023 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm

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

Visit and tour the IOM Astronomical Societies, James Martin observatory, and if clear see some features of the Dark Manx Night skies.

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 with one of our astronomers.

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. All are welcome, but any budding astronomer under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Please note that this has already taken place on 27/10/2023


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

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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.



Forthcoming events

Below is a list of events at James Martin Observatory - Isle Of Man. View these events on our calendar, add them to your calendar or Google Calendar.

  • Isle of Man Astronomical Society meeting

    Thursday 6th June 2024 from 19:45pm to 21:30pm

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  • Social evening at the Isle of Man Observatory

    Friday 21st June 2024 from 19:45pm to 22:00pm

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

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