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OPENING & SHOWS THIS WEEK

Please book ahead for shows, COVID restricts us to only 12 seats we do no have walk in entry and we may sell out. 

MONDAY CLOSED ALL DAY

TUESDAY

14:30 - Two small pieces of glass 16:00 - A star is born

WEDNESDAY

11:00 - Earth to the Universe  14:30 - We are Aliens 

16:00 - In the Sky tonight

THURSDAY - 

One show only today 11:00 - In the Sky tonight

FRIDAY

SORRY closed in morning  14:30 - We are Aliens

16:00 - In the Sky tonight

Then closed until Thursday 30th September at 11:00 am Please book at least two hours before show time, Thanks

This is a small planetarium theatre run solely by the owner. We do NOT have our usual summer staff of university vacation students; resulting from the pandemic. This has seriously impacted our ability to operate as a walk-in tourist attraction this year.  Please appreciate our main activity is restricted to running star shows for your entertainment. 

 

HOW TO BOOK

Phone 01983 761555 AND LEAVE YOUR NAME:

DATE AND TIME OF SHOW

HOW MANY ADULTS AND CHILDREN

EMAIL OR MOBILE NUMBER

We'll send you a card payment  link.

Doors open 30 minutes before the show. 

We do not have walk-in shows or a cash payment option.

To enter our venue, you must wear a mask and observe our social distancing signs. We regret there are no exemptions or exceptions protecting all customers, staff and you

Prices £5 adult & £3 child  No  discounts or group rates.

All tickets must be pre-booked and pre-paid for, by card or bank transfer on the day prior to your show.

We regret that there will be some space restrictions in the exhibition and theatre. Also we shall limit how many people we have inside the venue at any one time.

 

 

 

West Wight Stargazing Group

Stargazing Club starts again live on Tuesday 5th October

Our Stargazing Group is starting monthly live meetings again at the Planetarium 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 shall meet on both Tuesday and Wednesday, you choose which one is for you. 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.

If you want to join us, have questions or wish to contact me drop me an email by Sunday 19th Sept at 8.00pm, when the list closes.

 

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.