Stargazing Weekend at Island Planetarium

Friday 20th October 2017 from 20:00pm to Sunday 22nd October 2017 12:30pm

Fort Victoria Country Park & Planetarium

Island Planetarium, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, PO41 0RR, South East


This special weekend event takes place at the Island Planetarium and 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.

There's something for everyone with a full and exciting schedule including night time stargazing sessions, daytime solar observing and astronomical talks. Your hosts run the planetarium and are well renowned for being incredibly knowledgable and enthusiastic.

Prior booking essential!

- Event includes an astronomy related presentation or talk.

- Event will involve stargazing and observing the skies through telescopes weather permitting


This event is being organised by West Wight Stargazing Group who should be contacted if you have any queries. We highly recommend you confirm this event is indeed going ahead before travelling. If you do attend it would be fantastic if you could let the organiser know you found them via Go Stargazing!


Please contact West Wight Stargazing Group directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.

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Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a semi-rural setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

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

Location darkness on Friday 20th October 2017

The below graphic shows if and when it will be dark at Fort Victoria Country Park & Planetarium on the evening of this event. Yellow areas show when the skies are not dark due to daylight (bold yellow) and moonlight (faded yellow). Click on the image for an explanation on how darkness is determined.

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