West Bay Cafe
Westgate-on-Sea, Margate, Kent, CT8 8QZ
Join the friendly members of the Thanet Astronomy Group for their Saturday meetings at the West Bay Cafe. Please note that the first Saturday meeting of each month is moved to Sunday to help members who are always busy on Saturdays. These meetings are free and open to interested people of all ages.
If the weather permits, you’ll be able to look through their telescopes — it’s easier to learn how to use a telescope in daylight than in the dark! Practice pointing a telescope at targets such as ships, wind farms, birds etc. You may even be able to safely observe the Sun on sunny days (solar observation requires special filters).
These sessions offer an opportunity to learn more about their group and how you can join them and participate in their night viewing sessions.
Please note that this has already taken place on 09/12/2023
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.
Sat 9th Dec
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.
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