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Discover Mars and the Manx night sky

Have you ever looked up at the night sky and wanted to find out more?

The Community Farm at Wallberry Farm on Old Castletown Road will welcome Howard Parkin, expert astronomer and founder of AstroManx, this Friday (April 8 2016) for an evening entitled ‘Mars, Exploring the Red Planet’.

Roy Cottage offers Self Catering Accommodation in Castletown, Isle of Man. Conveniently located near the airport and perfect as a base for walking, sightseeing and train journeys. Roy Cottage – bringing news for the visitor to the Isle of Man.

Mr Parkin will present an indoor talk on Mars and then head outside to a telescope where he will reveal more about Mars and the Manx night sky in spring.

The educational farm, a project by The Children’s Centre, is right next door to one of the island’s ‘Dark Skies’ sites at Port Soderick. The evening will begin at 7.30pm and finish at 10pm.

Tickets are £15 and include soup and hot drinks.

They can be bought via www.thechildrenscentre.org.im/events/, by emailing farm@thechildrenscentre.org.im or by calling 431617 or 631930. Tickets can also be purchased from The Children’s Centre on Woodbourne Road, Douglas.

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