Picture of Partial Lunar eclipse Friday 10th January 2020

Thankfully the skies cleared in time for the penumbral partial eclipse heavily featured on the BBC news bulletins. This image was captured by John using our in house telescope and Canon DSLR using the video mode. A penumbral eclipse is where, at no time on the Moon’s surface, is the Sun completely covered by the Earth. This results in just …

Dean Croft now welcomes dogs!

EXCITING BREAKING NEWS! From January 2020, we shall be delighted to welcome well behaved dogs to our beautiful holiday cottage. Maximum of two dogs at a time, for only an extra £5 per night, per dog. Stargazers Cottage AKA Dean Croft Holiday Cottage  is situated in glorious countryside, just outside the picturesque village of Godshill. It’s ideal for going for …

Our new astronomical observatories are ready to welcome our guests!

We are proud to announce that our two observatories are complete and ready to welcome our guests! We concentrate on Solar observing and imaging during the summer and move onto doing night time at the start of the dark sky season, usually about the beginning of August Se our sister webpage www.stargazerscottage.com for full details

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