Thanet Astronomy Group weekly meeting

Thanet Astronomy Group weekly meeting

Saturday 27th April 2024 from 14:00pm to 16:00pm

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 27/04/2024

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Thanet Astronomy Group is organising this event

Please contact Thanet Astronomy Group directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.

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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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