James Irwin Observatory
Canterbury Adult Education Centre, Canterbury, CT2 8JY
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.
Please note that this event has already taken place on 04/01/2019
Mid-Kent Astronomical Society is organising this event
Please contact Mid-Kent Astronomical Society directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.
For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official website.Visit event website
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.
Fri 4th Jan
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.