Centre for Stargazing on the Isle of Man. The Isle of Man Astronomical Society was founded in 1989, with the primary aim to encourage amateur astronomy and by November 2000, the Observatory in Foxdale was built. Tours of the Observatory can be arranged and a series of talks, is given each year usually from the top of Snaefell or the Sound.
There are seven designated Dark Sky sites on the Island. These are Port Soderick Brooghs, Axnfell Plantation, Smeale Nature Reserve, Niarbyl, The Sound, Fort Island and Sulby Reservoir Car Park.
The last solar eclipse visible from the Island was March 20th 2015.