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 17/11/2016
Thu 17th Nov
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.