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CANCELLED Stargazing Weekend - 25th February

 

Booked shows start again on Tuesday 1st February

Astronomer led live show at noon each day 

when you pre-book two or more days ahead

40 minute show, a trip to the ISS with Tim Peake, plus

our unique show about the life and death of stars and a live look at what's in the sky tonight on the planetarium dome.

£6 an adult and £4 (child 7 to 15) 

pay online at least a day before the show.

Call us on 01983 761555 leave your email, name, 

show date, and number of adults/children

and we'll send a confirmation and payment link.

 

Regular daily shows recommence 2022 February Half Term

Club evenings, shows and occasional weekend opening

will continue throughout the winter months

Please keep checking this website for upcoming show

 

West Wight Stargazing Group

Stargazing Club meet first Tuesday of month at 7:30pm

Next meeting 1st February

You need to book by phoning 01983 761555 at least the day before.  Numbers strictly limited and masks must worn.

Our Stargazing Group is starting monthly live meetings again at the Planetarium from first week October. Please let me know if you wish to become a member, maximum of 24 members for 2021-22. I have been joined by astronomer - John Ward and we shall run the club evenings together.

The monthly meeting will start at 7:30 pm reviewing the last month, then current month starguide on the dome, 15 min. break bring your own drink. If it is clear we shall live stargaze with scopes until 9.30 pm; if cloudy or wet, an astro-topic and film/show, finish at 9.30. 

We can have only twelve people in the dome to provide one clear seat social distancing with every one wearing a mask or visor. The theatre is sanitised before the meting with UV radiation.

There is an annual membership fee of £9.00 per quarter or £30.00 per year from 1st October. We are looking for some volunteers to help run the planetarium; there is FREE membership for a half day (minimum 3hrs/month) plus free seats and discounts on all events, details in our volunteers leaflet. Single meeting cost is £5.00 if seats available

If you wish to take part, respond using our email contact on this website or email me at enquiry@islandastronomy.co.uk and I'll send details of how to join in.