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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Dark site
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.

Forthcoming events at this location

Isle of Man Astronomical Society Informal Meeting

Thursday 16th July 2020 from 19:45pm to 21:30pm
Observing (if clear)

Isle of Man Astronomical Society Meeting

Thursday 6th August 2020 from 19:45pm to 22:00pm
Observing (if clear), Society Meeting

Isle of Man Astronomical Society Informal Meeting

Thursday 20th August 2020 from 19:45pm to 21:30pm
Observing (if clear)

Isle of Man Astronomical Society Meeting

Thursday 3rd September 2020 from 19:45pm to 22:00pm
Observing (if clear), Society Meeting

Isle of Man Astronomical Society Informal Meeting

Thursday 17th September 2020 from 19:45pm to 21:30pm
Observing (if clear)

Isle of Man Astronomical Society Meeting

Thursday 1st October 2020 from 19:45pm to 22:00pm
Observing (if clear), Society Meeting

Isle of Man Astronomical Society Informal Meeting

Thursday 15th October 2020 from 19:45pm to 21:30pm
Observing (if clear)

Isle of Man Astronomical Society Meeting

Thursday 5th November 2020 from 19:45pm to 22:00pm
Observing (if clear), Society Meeting

Isle of Man Astronomical Society Informal Meeting

Thursday 19th November 2020 from 19:45pm to 21:30pm
Observing (if clear)

Isle of Man Astronomical Society Meeting

Thursday 3rd December 2020 from 19:45pm to 22:00pm
Observing (if clear), Society Meeting

Isle of Man Astronomical Society Informal Meeting

Thursday 17th December 2020 from 19:45pm to 21:30pm
Observing (if clear)

Isle of Man Astronomical Society Meeting

Thursday 7th January 2021 from 19:45pm to 22:00pm
Observing (if clear), Society Meeting

Isle of Man Astronomical Society Informal Meeting

Thursday 21st January 2021 from 19:45pm to 21:30pm
Observing (if clear)

Isle of Man Astronomical Society Meeting

Thursday 4th February 2021 from 19:45pm to 22:00pm
Observing (if clear), Society Meeting

Isle of Man Astronomical Society Informal Meeting

Thursday 18th February 2021 from 19:45pm to 21:30pm
Observing (if clear)

Isle of Man Astronomical Society Meeting

Thursday 4th March 2021 from 19:45pm to 22:00pm
Observing (if clear), Society Meeting

Isle of Man Astronomical Society Informal Meeting

Thursday 18th March 2021 from 19:45pm to 21:30pm
Observing (if clear)

Isle of Man Astronomical Society Meeting

Thursday 1st April 2021 from 19:45pm to 22:00pm
Observing (if clear), Society Meeting

Isle of Man Astronomical Society Informal Meeting

Thursday 15th April 2021 from 19:45pm to 21:30pm
Observing (if clear)

Location

When to visit

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

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