James Irwin Observatory Public Open Evening

Friday 21st April 2017 from 20:30pm to 22:30pm

James Irwin Observatory

Canterbury Adult Education Centre, Canterbury, CT2 8QA

Event description

Members of the public are invited to join Astronomers from Mid-Kent Astronomical Society for this one of their regular observatory open evenings. These events only take place if the weather permits observing. Attendees are asked to first meet in the conservatory at the Victoria Hotel, 59 London Road and guests will be escorted to the observatory from there. The observatory is home to a huge half-metre aperture telescope giving great views of the skies despite local light pollution. Check with the event organisers (link below) to ensure the event is going ahead before travelling.

Observing (if clear)

Event will involve stargazing and observing the skies through telescopes weather permitting

Event organiser

This event is being organised by Mid-Kent Astronomical Society. For details of how to contact them and for more information about this event see "Event bookings & availability" below. Please check that this event is indeed going ahead before travelling.

Light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a urban setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

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The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.

Event bookings & availability

The event organiser (Mid-Kent Astronomical Society) is dealing with all bookings for this event, please visit their website for more details.

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