James Martin Observatory - Isle Of Man
Higher Foxdale, Foxdale, Isle of Man, IM4 3HB
The Isle of Man Astronomical Society hosts their monthly general meeting on the first Thursday of every month at their observatory. These meetings are formal and include a 45-minute presentation and a refreshment break. If the weather permits and time allows, it may be possible to view the skies through their observatory telescope after the meeting.
Everyone is welcome, from beginners to experts! If you are interested in exploring the dark skies above the Isle of Man, you are welcome to attend a couple of meetings before being asked to join their group. A non-member charge of £4.00 (£2.00 for children) is payable per visit.
These sessions are a great way to meet local astronomers and learn more about their Society, observatory and stargazing activities. The Society hosts custom tours of the observatory, too, with observing using their telescopes if the skies are clear — please get in touch with them directly with all enquiries.
Please note that this has already taken place on 07/12/2023
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.
For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official website.Visit event website
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.
Thu 7th Dec
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.