Welcome to the Island Planetarium


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Here and on Planetarium, we'll post virtual planetarium activities for you to enjoy. It is likely to be 2021 before we can welcome you to the Island Planetarium again. 

We shall have web-based offerings until then, many of them free for you. Sorry that we cannot open to welcome you.

Here is a FREE show to watch at home, it is 

The Secret Life of Stars”

Evans and Sutherland,  a major planetarium provider, has released links to some of their planetarium shows, as flat-screen videos to planetaria around the world. We may not be able to go to planetaria but we can enjoy shows on our TV's or laptops.

Email me on for the link; then Google Vimeo for the player, sign up and enter the link I send.

Please send me a short review and I'll send you links to other shows. Don't pass the link to friends, ask them to contact me for them to enjoy it.

Please do not pass the link onto your friends, please ask them to request it from me, also please send me a very short review of what you thinkand I send a link to other shows .

West Wight Stargazing Group

We hope to start again in September as an online club

if we still have restrictions.

Join our club! and come stargazing with us and enjoy FREE entry to our regular planetarium shows

There are many benefits for members

  • Free entry to all regular planetarium shows when you bring a friend and 25% discount for friends coming with you.
  • At least 25% off all our events courses, monthly star guide and activities
  • There is 10% discount on most purchases in our shop.
  • Help with setting up your telescope and tech workshops.


We meet every 3rd Thursday of the month from September until March, also summer events and barbecues.

It is ideal for everyone; from 'eight to eighty five' and families wanting to find out more about stargazing using our telescopes, finding your way around the night sky and basic astrophotography and much more.

There will be a talk/video every club meeting about stargazing and getting more from it including our 'Monthly Sky Guide', but NOT astrophysics and advanced astronomy. It is about enjoying the wonderful skies we have on the Isle of Wight.

Whatsapp and Facebookused to arrange stargazing on clear nights near to the New Moon.


All club activities are decided by members Annual membership is £10 adult, £15 for couples/partners includes (children up to 16)also Juniors/Students (16 to 24) - £5


Thursday 17th September 2020 at 7.30 pm

Topic:- Constant Friends of the Night Sky, The Circumpolar Stars

Members £3.00 per evening Visitors £5.00 (under 16) FREE


For more details or to sign up for the newsletter please Click Here or email us on or call 01983 761555.