Thanet Observatory Public Open Evening

Friday 28th April 2017 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

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Thanet Observatory

Monkton Nature Reserve, Monkton, CT12 4LH


Event description

Join the Monkton Stargazers for this regular public open evening of the Thanet Observatory at Monkton Nature Reserve.  Enjoy fantastic views through the observatory's 12inch Newtonian telescope and gaze at the stars above -- the location is probably much darker despite it's proximity to a nearby agricultural greenhouse installation! This event is free of charge to members of the Reserve -- non members can attend one event for free before being asked to join.  Note that these events are subject to favourable weather conditions and the event start time is subject to change -- contact Monkton Reserve before 3pm on the day to confirm any last minute event details.

Observing (if clear)

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


Event organiser

This event is being organised by Monkton Stargazers. 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.


Event weather

28/04/17
19:00
10°
5%
28/04/17
22:00
5%
29/04/17
01:00
5%
Weather forecast for Birchington (2.39 miles away) updated 28/04/17 at 00:01.

Light pollution

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

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

Location darkness on Friday 28th April 2017

The below graphic shows if and when it will be dark at Thanet Observatory on the evening of this event. Yellow areas show when the skies are not dark due to daylight (bold yellow) and moonlight (faded yellow). Click on the image for an explanation on how darkness is determined.


Event bookings & availability

Contact Monkton Nature Reserve before 3pm on the day of the event to confirm start time and any last minute changes!

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