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

20/11
18:00
5%
20/11
21:00
5%
21/11
00:00
4%
21/11
03:00
1%
21/11
06:00
7%
Weather forecast for Isle Of Wight (sandown) Airport (1.26 miles away) updated 20/11/19 at 20:01.

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

Newchurch Observatory Open Night

Thursday 21st November 2019 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
Observing (if clear)

Newchurch Observatory Open Night

Thursday 28th November 2019 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
Observing (if clear)

Newchurch Observatory Open Night

Thursday 5th December 2019 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
Observing (if clear)

Newchurch Observatory Open Night

Thursday 12th December 2019 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
Observing (if clear)

Newchurch Observatory Open Night

Thursday 19th December 2019 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
Observing (if clear)

Newchurch Observatory Open Night

Thursday 9th January 2020 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
Observing (if clear)

Newchurch Observatory Open Night

Thursday 16th January 2020 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
Observing (if clear)

Newchurch Observatory Open Night

Thursday 23rd January 2020 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
Observing (if clear)

Newchurch Observatory Open Night

Thursday 30th January 2020 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
Observing (if clear)

Newchurch Observatory Open Night

Thursday 6th February 2020 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
Observing (if clear)

Newchurch Observatory Open Night

Thursday 13th February 2020 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
Observing (if clear)

Newchurch Observatory Open Night

Thursday 20th February 2020 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
Observing (if clear)

Newchurch Observatory Open Night

Thursday 27th February 2020 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
Observing (if clear)

Newchurch Observatory Open Night

Thursday 5th March 2020 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
Observing (if clear)

Newchurch Observatory Open Night

Thursday 12th March 2020 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
Observing (if clear)

Newchurch Observatory Open Night

Thursday 19th March 2020 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
Observing (if clear)

Newchurch Observatory Open Night

Thursday 26th March 2020 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
Observing (if clear)

Newchurch Observatory Open Night

Thursday 2nd April 2020 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
Observing (if clear)

Newchurch Observatory Open Night

Thursday 9th April 2020 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
Observing (if clear)

Newchurch Observatory Open Night

Thursday 16th April 2020 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
Observing (if clear)

Newchurch Observatory Open Night

Thursday 23rd April 2020 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
Observing (if clear)

Newchurch Observatory Open Night

Thursday 30th April 2020 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
Observing (if clear)

Newchurch Observatory Open Night

Thursday 7th May 2020 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
Observing (if clear)

Newchurch Observatory Open Night

Thursday 14th May 2020 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
Observing (if clear)

Newchurch Observatory Open Night

Thursday 21st May 2020 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
Observing (if clear)

Newchurch Observatory Open Night

Thursday 28th May 2020 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
Observing (if clear)

Newchurch Observatory Open Night

Thursday 4th June 2020 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
Observing (if clear)

Newchurch Observatory Open Night

Thursday 11th June 2020 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
Observing (if clear)

Newchurch Observatory Open Night

Thursday 18th June 2020 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
Observing (if clear)

Newchurch Observatory Open Night

Thursday 25th June 2020 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
Observing (if clear)

Newchurch Observatory Open Night

Thursday 2nd July 2020 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
Observing (if clear)

Newchurch Observatory Open Night

Thursday 9th July 2020 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
Observing (if clear)

Newchurch Observatory Open Night

Thursday 16th July 2020 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
Observing (if clear)

Newchurch Observatory Open Night

Thursday 23rd July 2020 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
Observing (if clear)

Newchurch Observatory Open Night

Thursday 30th July 2020 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
Observing (if clear)

Newchurch Observatory Open Night

Thursday 6th August 2020 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
Observing (if clear)

Newchurch Observatory Open Night

Thursday 13th August 2020 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
Observing (if clear)

Newchurch Observatory Open Night

Thursday 20th August 2020 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
Observing (if clear)

Newchurch Observatory Open Night

Thursday 27th August 2020 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm
Observing (if clear)

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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