Fort Victoria Country Park, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, PO41 0RR
This special weekend event takes place at the Island Planetarium. It is a fantastic opportunity for everyone from complete beginners to serious amateur astronomers to spend a couple of nights under the dark skies of the Isle of Wight.
This event is a short, fun weekend course including using of many different telescopes with guidance from our astronomer instructors to help you explore the night sky. The event also includes thought-provoking educational presentations utilising the planetarium’s 360 immersive projector dome. Ideal for those looking to get into astronomy and veteran stargazers alike.
Prior booking is essential!
Please note that this has already taken place on 21/10/2022
For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official website.Visit event website
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.
Fri 21st Oct
Sat 22nd Oct
Sun 23rd Oct
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.