The James Irwin Observatory is located within the grounds of Canterbury Academy and Adult Education Centre. Access to the observatory is only by prior arrangement through one of the public opening evenings run by Mid-Kent Astronomical Society. The observatory itself is home to a huge half-meter aperture Grubb-Parsons telescope, originally built to train students at Edinburgh University and relocated to the South West in 2012.
Location event organiser
Mid-Kent Astronomical Society organises stargazing events at this location.
Meeting place for local astronomical society, often in a location that enables stargazing and observing.
Location has an observatory that is accessible to the public by prior arrangement or during public events.