Newchurch Observatory

Watery Lane, Newchurch, PO36 0LX

Location description

Observing location for Vectis Astronomical Society who regularly meet in the pavilion next door. Members of the society frequently open the observatory to the public for regular stargazing sessions. The dark skies may be affected a little by a nearby agricultural site.

Location event organiser

Vectis 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.


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 suburban setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

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

Stargazing events at this location

There are no known forthcoming events at this location. Previously there have been 54 events with the last one being on 26th April 2019 organised by Vectis Astronomical Society.


When to visit

The best time to visit Newchurch Observatory can be found on this dark skies calendar.

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