Isle of Wight What's On Guide: 2024 Events OnTheWight

Astronomy Presentation Free

Friday 27 7.30pmJanuary


Newchurch Pavilion

Watery Lane
(Opposite Amazon World/Thomson's Garden Centre)

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Astronomy Presentation Free


Dark nebula

Owen Brazell - "Shrouds of Night....Dark Nebulae".

A dark nebula is a type of interstellar cloud that is so dense it obscures the light from objects behind it. Owen will discuss the phenomena and talk about how to observe dark nebulae, and the challenges involved.

Owen is a very well known and expert observer of Deep Sky Objects. He has lectured to many Societies on this theme, and is the Editor of the Webb Society's Magazine - The Deep Sky Observer.

PLEASE NOTE THE NEW VENUE Talks now being held in the pavilion next door to the VAS Observatory in Newchurch

The Vectis Astronomical Society meets on the 4th Friday of every month, except for December. This event is open for non-members to attend. The speakers come from all over the country and give a presentation for around 45 mins. We then stop for a break with tea and biscuits, which gives an opportunity to mingle and chat.

The second half of the evening sees a presentation by one of our regular members showing us what to we could see in the sky over the coming month. This always involves some great pictures projected onto the large screen.

At the end of the evening, if the skies are clear, the telescopes will be out for observing.

Entry to the event is free of charge, although as we run as a charity, donations are always welcome.

Newsletters are available at the entrance for a suggested donation of £2.50

Please see our website for contact and membership details.

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