Archive for January 2016

Fancy a visit to the observatory? 12th February 2016


The Isle of Man astronomical society are conducting a tour of their observatory on the evening of Friday 12th February 2016.

Please be at the observatory early. The tour starts at 7pm prompt.

Please contact the Chairman Matty Cunningham via email at to reserve your place/s

Thanks Andy GD1MIP


Posted January 25, 2016 by Andy GD1MIP in Uncategorized


GB5LB Proposed Station Operating Plan (subject to change!)

SUNDAY 24 January: Setting up 10.00hrs – QRV testing until 13.30hrs
MONDAY 25 January to FRIDAY 29 January – QRV 10.00hrs – 16:00hrs
SATURDAY 30 and SUNDAY 31 Not on air.

Currently we have four operators, Stuart GD0OUD, Dave 2D0YLX and Barry MD6KBW, John GD0TFG. If we can keep at least two people in the lifeboat house while we are on air then it makes it easier for us all (especially for comfort breaks!)

Please remember that the station aim is to promote the RNLI SOS Week – there will be many stations calling (hopefully).

Thank you in advance for your help and assistance, it is very much appreciated.

Dave 2D0YLX

Posted January 23, 2016 by David Cain in Uncategorized

A Night Under The Stars (weather permitting!)

The Isle of Man Astronomical Society is having a night under the stars in ONCHAN PARK on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 12, 13 and 14 January.

The evening starts around 19:00hrs and finishes about 21:00 (weather depending)

Please dress in warm clothes and children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Please see the attached poster for further details.


Hadyn Glaister GD0BFN

stargazing poster 2015

Posted January 4, 2016 by David Cain in Uncategorized