Free stargazing events on the Isle of Wight this Friday

You have a choice of two venues for free stargazing events taking place on the Isle of Wight on Friday night.

Stargazing

If you have been watching the BBC’s Star Gazing series this week you might be interested in a couple of local events taking place on Friday.

The Vectis Astronomical Society are hosting a free event at Watery Lane Observatory, Newchurch from 7pm.

They advise visitors to wrap up warm and take a torch. There’ll be stargazing, presentations and Observatory Tours. There’ll be plenty of telescopes (feel free to take yours as well) and knowledgeable astronomers available to guide you around the skies.

Island Planetarium
Or you could head over to the Island Planetarium from 6.30pm on Friday. The evening is for people with little or no knowledge of the stars or who want a refresher, it’s finding your way around the winter night sky.

Weather permitting it will take place outside of the Planetarium using some of their telescopes and guided around the sky by their astronomers. Booking required.

Image: Christian Reusch under CC BY 2.0

Thursday, 9th January, 2014 9:28am

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