Started in 1976 the ‘Vectis Astronomical Society’ on the Isle of Wight is a friendly group of 100 or so amateur astronomers
We are based near the small village of Newchurch and we have a well equipped Observatory in Watery lane, very near Amazon World.
The observatory is open for stargazing every Thursday evening and we have monthly public meetings in Newport with guest speakers giving presentations on a wide range of astronomy related subjects.
We welcome visitors to the observatory, so if you need some help setting up your own telescope or maybe would like some advice, please feel free to pay us a visit.
If you would like to arrange a group visit (more than 6 people), please
to email the Observatory Director.
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Clear Nights and Dark Skies,