Star Mann's waiting in the sky

Events to showcase dark skies

Would-be stargazers are being invited to embrace the Island's night skies this month.

A series of special astronomical events is being held to kickstart the '2018: Year of Our Island' cultural commemorations.

The first two are being held at Onchan Park on 19 and 20 January, from 7pm.

There's also a chance to visit the Island's observatory on 24 and 25 January.

Astronomer Howard Parkin explains why it's his passion:


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