University of Kent - Grimond Building
Library Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NG
After a brief hiatus, the Beacon Astronomy Group resume their science talks on Saturday 4th, February. Dr Dirk Froebrich will gbriefly explain star and planet formation and then observe afterwards from the nearby Beacon Observatory if the skies are clear.
The event starts in the Grimond Building at 6 pm, moving to the Beacon Observatory at 7 pm for stargazing if weather permits.
There is no admission and no booking is required; however, you are asked to let the group know you plan to attend this event using the RSVP feature on Facebook.
Please note that this has already taken place on 04/02/2023
The below chart shows if and when the skies will be at their darkest during this event. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing.
Sat 4th Feb
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.