Isle Of Man Observatory

Higher Foxdale, Foxdale, Ilse of Man, IM4 3HB

Location description

Home of the Isle of Man Astronomical Society this observatory benefits from wonderful dark skies, ample parking and friendly welcoming astronomers.


Location event organiser

Isle Of Man 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.


Location light pollution

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

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

When to stargaze at Isle Of Man Observatory

This location's dark site setting means it benefits from dark skies depending on the time of the year and lunar cycle. In the calendar below where you can see stars indicates when the skies will be dark and the best time to stargaze. Yellow areas show the adverse effects of daylight (bold) and moonlight (faded). Hover over a day to see darkness times or click on a date for more information.

Stargazing events at this location

There are no known forthcoming events at this location. Previously there have been 28 events with the last one being on 4th April 2019 organised by Isle Of Man Astronomical Society.

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When to visit

The best time to visit Isle Of Man Observatory can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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