Kenley Observatory Public Open Evening

Kenley Observatory Public Open Evening

Saturday 30th December 2023 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

Norman Fisher Observatory at Kenley
Near Kenley Aerodrome, Kenley, Surrey, CR8 5EP

The welcoming members of the Croydon Astronomical Society open their Norman Fisher Observatory near Kenley Aerodrome every clear Saturday evening from around the beginning of September through to the end of April.

These open evenings are weather permitting and only go ahead if the skies are clear enough to allow observing. Opening times change throughout the year based on the season and what is visible in the evening.

The group will announce if the event is going ahead and tonight’s opening time around Saturday lunchtime. Please check the home page of their website or Facebook page for the latest updates.

Parking is nearby in Hayes Lane, just a couple hundred metres to the south, at the Royal Air Force Kenley Tribute.

These events are free of charge, and there is no need to book.

Please note that this has already taken place on 30/12/2023


Event organiser

Croydon Astronomical Society

Croydon Astronomical Society is organising this event

Please contact Croydon 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.



Forthcoming events

Below is a list of events at Norman Fisher Observatory at Kenley. View these events on our calendar, add them to your calendar or Google Calendar.

  • Kenley Observatory Public Open Evening

    Saturday 2nd March 2024 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

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  • Kenley Observatory Public Open Evening

    Saturday 9th March 2024 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

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  • Kenley Observatory Public Open Evening

    Saturday 16th March 2024 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    Norman Fisher Observatory at Kenley, Kenley, CR8 5EP

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  • Kenley Observatory Public Open Evening

    Saturday 23rd March 2024 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    Norman Fisher Observatory at Kenley, Kenley, CR8 5EP

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  • Kenley Observatory Public Open Evening

    Saturday 30th March 2024 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    Norman Fisher Observatory at Kenley, Kenley, CR8 5EP

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  • Kenley Observatory Public Open Evening

    Saturday 6th April 2024 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

    Norman Fisher Observatory at Kenley, Kenley, CR8 5EP

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