Dark Wight skies, Isle of Wight
On Monday February 16, the Isle of Wight Observatory is holding a day event to introduce visitors to the world of astronomy. You can use a range of telescopes to see the stars, including the Orion Nebula, which is in the mid southern sky during February evenings, and join discussions about dark skies and their benefits for wildlife such as bats and hedgehogs.
Wight AONB (01983 823855; aonb.org.uk).
No booking needed, just turn up.
The event lasts from 6pm to 10pm and admission is free.