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?
Please note that this has already taken place on 04/01/2024
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 4th Jan
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.
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