The Isle of Wight Observatory

Watery Lane, Newchurch, PO36 0LX

Location description

The Isle of Wight Observatory, also known as Newchurch Observatory, is run by the enthusiastic members of Vectis Astronomical Society who regularly meet here and in the pavilion next door. The observatory is frequently open to the public for regular stargazing sessions.


Location event organiser

Vectis Astronomical Society organises stargazing events at this location.


Astronomical society

Meeting place for local astronomical society, often in a location that enables stargazing and observing.


Observatory

Location has an observatory that is accessible to the public by prior arrangement or during public events.


Tonight's weather forecast

24/05/19
19:00
17°
5%
24/05/19
22:00
15°
2%
25/05/19
01:00
14°
6%
25/05/19
04:00
13°
4%
Weather forecast for Isle Of Wight (sandown) Airport (1.26 miles away) updated 24/05/19 at 08:00.

Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a suburban setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

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The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

Forthcoming events at this location

Young Astro and Science Fest

Saturday 27th July 2019 from 18:30pm to 21:30pm

Location

When to visit

The best time to visit The Isle of Wight Observatory can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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