Brighstone Holiday Centre
Military Road, Brighstone, PO30 4DB
The annual Isle Of Wight Star Party is popular with amateur astronomers who flock to the South-West coast of the island to enjoy the fantastic dark skies. The event does not offer any formal help for beginners however there is always a friendly crowd and plenty of people willing to offer their advice and assistance.
Please note that this event has already taken place on 15/03/2018
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 15th Mar
Fri 16th Mar
Sat 17th Mar
Sun 18th Mar
Mon 19th Mar
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.