Newchurch Observatory Open Night

Thursday 30th July 2020 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

The Isle of Wight Observatory

Watery Lane, Newchurch, PO36 0LX


Updated 02/07/20 unfortunately the Newchurch Observatory will be closed until further notice due to the Coronavirus pandemic. We will update details of their events as soon as we have news -- in the meantime you might register on our website to receive email notifications when events at this location restart.

The Newchurch Observatory on the Isle of Wight is open to visitors every Thursday evening with events being run by the friendly and welcoming astronomers from Vectis Astronomical Society. As a registered charity there is no charge for admission however donations are welcome and appreciated. If you're a local or even visiting the Isle of Wight on holiday why not join them for an evening of stargazing?

- Event will involve stargazing and observing the skies through telescopes weather permitting

Corona virus

Please be aware that due to the Coronavirus it is likely that this event has been cancelled or postponed. If you are considering attending this event please double check with the event organiser directly to confirm. If this event is indeed affected the organisers will no doubt need your support in the future -- please do consider attending an event of theirs when possible! Thank you!


This event is being organised by Vectis Astronomical Society who should be contacted if you have any queries. We highly recommend you confirm this event is indeed going ahead before travelling. If you do attend it would be fantastic if you could let the organiser know you found them via Go Stargazing!


Please contact Vectis Astronomical Society directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.

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Location light pollution

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

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

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