The Beacon Observatory - University of Kent

The Beacon Observatory - University of Kent

Kent Community Oasis Garden, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ

Enthusiastic research astronomers from the University of Kent, Centre for Astrophysics and Planetary Science, with the support of local amateur astronomers forming the Beacon Astronomy Group, organise public open evenings at the Beacon Observatory near Canterbury on select dates throughout the year, mostly during term time.

To find out when the observatory may be open, please see the Beacon Astronomy Group Facebook page or sign up to the official mailing list for event notifications.


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Weather forecast

  • 29/05/24

    18° 7%
  • 29/05/24

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  • 30/05/24

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  • 30/05/24

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Weather forecast for Canterbury (1.7 miles away) updated 28/05/24 at 20:00.




Forthcoming events

Below is a list of events at The Beacon Observatory - University of Kent. View these events on our calendar, add them to your calendar or Google Calendar.

  • Beacon Observatory Public Open Evening

    Saturday 1st June 2024 from 18:00pm to 21:00pm

    The Beacon Observatory - University of Kent, Canterbury, CT2 7NZ

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  • Beacon Observatory Public Open Evening

    Saturday 6th July 2024 from 18:00pm to 21:00pm

    The Beacon Observatory - University of Kent, Canterbury, CT2 7NZ

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  • Beacon Observatory Public Open Evening

    Saturday 3rd August 2024 from 18:00pm to 21:00pm

    The Beacon Observatory - University of Kent, Canterbury, CT2 7NZ

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  • Beacon Observatory Public Open Evening

    Saturday 7th September 2024 from 18:00pm to 21:00pm

    The Beacon Observatory - University of Kent, Canterbury, CT2 7NZ

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  • Beacon Observatory Public Open Evening

    Saturday 5th October 2024 from 18:00pm to 21:00pm

    The Beacon Observatory - University of Kent, Canterbury, CT2 7NZ

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  • Beacon Observatory Public Open Evening

    Saturday 2nd November 2024 from 18:00pm to 21:00pm

    The Beacon Observatory - University of Kent, Canterbury, CT2 7NZ

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