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    You can even get to the campsite during the TT races!




Ballamoar Campsite

Ballamoar Campsite is situated in Ballaugh Glen, 200 metres north of the village. With beautiful views and ease of access to the manx hills, the site provides everything a visitor could want, from TT visitor to mountain bike enthusiast to rambler.

STAR GAZING WEEKEND

For more information visit iomastronomy.org/starparty

Some of the Proposed Itinerary:

During daylight hours:

  • Meet and greet the campers and the visiting public.
  • Telescope and binocular Tours and meeting with their owners.
  • Solar viewing by the means of safety approved devices only.
  • Helping beginners setup their telescopes.Various astronomy related videos being shown in the marquee, including the building of our Observatory and the telescope housed within, off the Lhoobs Road near to Foxdale.
  • Also lots of pictures and information boards displayed within the marquee too.

Various talks / lectures and demonstrations, in the large marquee.

* To include “A DIY Comet – the making of a comet nucleus” demonstration.
* Using Stellarium free planetarium software on your PC.
* Using the Heavens Above website – International Space Station & satellite finder, along with star maps.
* What can be seen in the night sky this Autumn and Winter.
* The Science of the Stars.
A full list of the day and night activities to be posted on a notice board.

Night time Itinerary:

  • Guided Tours of the Night Sky including constellations, nebulae, & star clusters.
  • Comet and Messier Object hunting.
  • Astrophotography demonstration.
  • Tours of deep sky objects by using a telescope.
  • Video Astronomy.
  • Early risers Moon watch.

If not suitable for stargazing all the talks etc listed above with an asterisk (*) will be shown……

If the weather is inclement there will be plenty to see and do within the large marquee. Astronomy related Hand-outs for visitors to the event.

The itinerary is subject to change throughout the day and night
as and when circumstances dictate.

TT 2019 Bookings

We are Taking Bookings for TT 2019, not available online, if you wish to book email steve on:

steve@ballamoarcampsite.im, he will send you a booking form.  Sorry for the inconvenience. 

 

TT & MGP Notes

Unusually from most island campsites, because of our location, in Ballaugh Glen you can access site and travel to the majority of spectator points on the TT course even when roads are closed for racing.

Please be aware during TT fortnight, the mountain road is one way(from Ramsey to Douglas), if you are using Sat Nav be aware that some systems are not IOM compliant.

To book TT 2019, email steve, steve@ballamoarcampsite.im

TT 2019 Sat 25th May - Friday 7th June
MGP 2019 Sat 17th August - Friday 30th August
TT 2020 Sat 30th May - Friday 12th June
MGP 2020 Sat 22nd August - Friday 4th September

For more information on the TT, have a look at the official Isle of Man TT website.

NEXT EVENTS

COME and Join us for STAR GAZING! A FREE (Camping not included) event for all the Family, 15th - 17th September.  

See the stars and the sun using telescopes and talk to the experts!

Please remember if you are booking for the weekend of the 8th / 9th September we have the Bi-annual Oompah night in aid of Balluagh School on site.  

Tickets are SOLD OUT.  If you have not bought a ticket you are more than welcome to camp but will not be allowed entry into the event tent.  The event Will end at midnight.

4 Star Rating!

Ballamoar Campsite has a 4 star rating from the Isle of Man Tourist Board!