Public astronomy at the Beacon Observatory

Public astronomy at the Beacon Observatory

Saturday 3rd September 2022 from 20:00pm to Sunday 4th September 2022 00:00am

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

Join the friendly members of the Beacon Astronomy Group at their Beacon Observatory, located on the University of Kent campus.

This evening, weather permitting, it should be possible to see Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and possibly Uranus and (if you stay long enough) maybe even Mars. There will be a half moon which will set just after 10 pm. Jupiter’s moon Io will be behind the planet and should emerge a whisker after 9 pm, and you will be able to watch this happen.

Everyone is welcome; no experience is needed, just an interest in the night sky if you have your own telescope and can bring it for everyone to look through, so much the better.

On arrival, please report to the Kent Community Oasis Garden (KCOG) buildings, near Hoath Court, right at the end of Parkwood Drive, to sign in.

Please contact the Beacon Astronomy Group via their Facebook page to let them know you plan to attend.

Please note that this has already taken place on 03/09/2022


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Please get in touch with the Beacon Astronomy Group via their Facebook page to let them know you plan to attend.

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