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Stargazing Weekends

October 28, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - October 30, 2016 @ 12:30 pm

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These dates are close to the New Moon so there is the best opportunity to get dark skies for observing.

Whether the you are an absolute beginner or a serious amateur astronomer, we promise an enjoyable and worthwhile weekend amongst the stars.

  • Friday Evening from 8pm till 10.30pm, Intro and Stargazing.
  • Saturday Morning from 10.30 till 12.30, Talk on ‘Our star, the Sun’ and observing the Sun with special telescopes.
  • Saturday afternoons are free, when attendees could visit the Island Observatory, if pre-arranged or Needles Battery Space Display or just do their own thing.
  • Saturday Evening from 8.00 till 10.30, Talk ‘Life and Death of Stars’ and more stargazing.
  • Sunday Morning from 10.30 till 12.30, Talk ‘How to continue your interest in the Stars’ and more solar observing .Course ends.

Most talks and teaching sessions use our virtual reality planetarium dome.

Each course is limited to 15 attendees, ensuring opportunities with telescopes and personal attention from the planetarium astronomers. We have number telescopes up to 10 inches in diameter and purpose made solar telescopes.


Payment in full must be paid no less than 3 weeks before the weekend. Invoices will be sent out around 4/5 weeks before the event.

Weekends will ONLY run if we have 6+ people booked, so want to ensure it runs invite your friends!

Need help with finding somewhere to stay, we can point you towards some places close by.


October 28, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
October 30, 2016 @ 12:30 pm
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Island Planetarium
01983 761555


Fort Victoria Country Park
Westhill Lane
Yarmouth, Isle of Wight PO41 ORR United Kingdom
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