Island Planetarium

Welcome to the Island Planetarium


Run by Astronomer Enthusiasts

Shows run on the hour starting at 11:00 am,

We run fascinating astronomer-led stargazing shows on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday.

On Mondays, Fridays, and Sundays, you may book by phoning 01983 761555 please leave your name and phone number. We’ll call you within half a day. You can email

So if you just turn up and don’t book, we may not be here!

Four or more different shows each day from 

From Earth to the Universe, Two small pieces of Glass

Tim Peake to the ISS – A Star is Born – In the Sky tonight

We are Aliens – More than meets the Eye -The Apollo Triumph

Back to the Moon for Good – Living with a Star

Space Cadets – a show for 4 to 10 year olds

Tim Peake takes you to the ISS – Explore the Solar System 

Sizing up Space, it’s unbelievable!

Shows are £6 for adults & £4 for children

Special holiday discount of 3 SHOWS for the PRICE of 2

We are now taking bookings for our 


2 hours of fantastic VR planetarium shows,

Finding your way around the night sky.

Thursday Evenings from 28th July at 8:30 pm.

Prebooked only at £10.00. To book email us at

West Wight Stargazing Group

Stargazing Club meets first or second Tuesday of the month at 7:30pm

Book by phoning 01983 761555 by the Sunday before.

Our Stargazing Group has live meetings again at the Planetarium on the first or second Tuesday of the month. I have been joined by astronomer – John Ward and we shall run the club evenings together.

The monthly meeting starts at 7:30 pm reviewing the last month, then the current month’s star guide on the dome. then a 15-minute break brings your own drink. If it is clear we shall have live stargazing with scopes until 9.30 pm; if cloudy or wet, then an astro-topic and film/show, finishing at 9.30.

We can have only 16 people in the dome to provide social distancing with everyone wearing a mask or visor. The theatre is sanitised before the meeting 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 volunteers to help run the planetarium; so there is FREE membership for a half day (minimum 3hrs/month) plus free seats and discounts on all events, details in our volunteers’ leaflet.

The single meeting cost is £5.00 if seats are available.

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

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