Dark skies with astronomer Howard Parkin

Dark skies with astronomer Howard Parkin

Friday 13th January 2023 from 19:30pm to 22:00pm

The Sound Restaurant - Isle of Man
Sound Road, Port Erin, Isle of Man, IM9 5PZ

Explore the wonders of the Isle of Man’s Autumn night sky with Astronomer Howard Parkin, followed by a delicious buffet supper.

Home to 26 registered Dark Sky Discovery Sites, the Isle of Man is proud to be one of the finest destinations in the British Isles to marvel at the stars. The Island’s low light pollution makes its skies some of the purest in the British Isles, allowing astronomers from amateurs to experts to observe the planets and stars.

Please note that this has already taken place on 13/01/2023

Event organiser

Manx National Heritage is organising this event

Please contact Manx National Heritage directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.

Event booking

For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official 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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