James Irwin Observatory Public Open Evening

James Irwin Observatory Public Open Evening

Friday 15th February 2019 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

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 15/02/2019


Event organiser

Mid-Kent Astronomical Society

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.


Event booking

For full details on how to attend this event, including how to book, please see the event's official website.

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Event darkness

The Moon has a big impact on the visibility of celestial bodies in the night sky. Try to plan your stargazing when there is no bright Moon at night as this is when the skies will be at their darkest.

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.



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