Public Observing at Newchurch Observatory

Public Observing at Newchurch Observatory

Thursday 27th April 2017 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

The Isle of Wight Observatory
Watery Lane, Newchurch, PO36 0LX

Join members of Vectis Astronomical Society for their weekly observing session at their Newchurch Observatory. The public are more than welcome to turn up, groups larger than 6 should call ahead as the observatory can get busy, there’s plenty of parking. No toilet facilities so remember to use the loo before you set off! There’s no charge however donations welcome. If you’re holidaying in the area what a great place to go take the kids for some evening stargazing!

The light pollution estimation for this site is due to it’s proximity to a large agricultural establishment, however the skies are probably much darker.

Please note that this event has already taken place on 27/04/2017


Event organiser

Vectis Astronomical Society

Vectis Astronomical Society is organising this event

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


Event booking

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Event darkness

The Moon has a big impact on the visibility of celestial bodies in the night sky. Try to plan your stargazing when there is no bright Moon at night as this is when the skies will be at their darkest.

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.



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