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Thanet Observatory Re-opening Evening

Thanet Observatory Re-opening Evening

Thursday 21st October 2021 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm

Thanet Observatory
Monkton Nature Reserve, Monkton, CT12 4LH

The Monkton Stargazers are pleased to be opening their fantastic Thanet Observatory for their first event after nearly two years away!

The gates to the Reserve will only be open between 18.30 and 19.30 so please try to arrive on time. We hope for good weather and clear skies; it could be a fabulous evening for stargazing as a lot is going on out there!

If you are interested in going along, please email [email protected] to let them know and so that they can manage numbers. Clear skies!

Please note that this event has already taken place on 21/10/2021


Event organiser

Monkton Stargazers

Monkton Stargazers is organising this event

Please contact Monkton Stargazers 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 Thanet Observatory. View these events on a calendar.

  • Thanet Observatory Open Evening

    Friday 25th February 2022 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm

    Thanet Observatory, Monkton, CT12 4LH

    More info
  • Thanet Observatory Open Evening

    Friday 25th March 2022 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm

    Thanet Observatory, Monkton, CT12 4LH

    More info
  • Thanet Observatory Open Evening

    Friday 22nd April 2022 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm

    Thanet Observatory, Monkton, CT12 4LH

    More info

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