Pie in the Sky – Jupiter Dominates the Manx Skies

Friday 7th April / Saturday 8th April 2017

Eperience the night sky with Manx Electric Railways and the Isle of Man Astronomical Society.

Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system, will dominate the Manx night sky this weekend.  The planet will be in opposition, an astronomy term meaning it is directly opposite the position of the sun and therefore appearing at its brightest.  We will show you Jupiter and other notable objects with the naked eye and through telescopes.

Following supper in the Snaefell Summit Restaurant there will be a brief presentation by members of the IOMAS. Guests will then venture outside for a viewing session using telescopes provided by the society. An explanation will be given of the many features visible through the telescopes and with the naked eye.

If cloudy, supper will be followed by an illustrated lecture, an opportunity to look at some of the Society’s telescopes and a question & answer session.


Departs Derby Castle at 18:40, Return by 00:05

Fares and How to Book: 

£32.00 per person (including supper, and evening of astronomy and return tram travel)

 Bookings are are available online HERE, with full terms and conditions enclosed within.

Operational constraints may apply. Not suitable for Under 16’s.

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