Thanet Observatory Open Evening

Thanet Observatory Open Evening

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

Thanet Observatory
Monkton Nature Reserve, Monkton, CT12 4LH

Join the Monkton Stargazers for this one of their regular public open evenings at the Thanet Observatory at Monkton Nature Reserve.  

Enjoy fantastic views through the observatory’s 12inch Newtonian telescope and gaze at the stars from this wonderfully dark location in an old chalk pit.

There’s space outside for enthusiasts to bring their own equipment too, so if you have a telescope of your own, take it along!

These events take place every 4th Friday of the month (except May, June and July and are free of charge to members of the Reserve. Non-members can attend one event for free before being asked to join.  

Note that these events are subject to favourable weather conditions, and the event start time is subject to change. We advise checking the Monkton Stargazer’s Facebook page or calling Monkton Reserve on 01843 822666 before 5 pm on the day to confirm any last-minute event details.


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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

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  • Observe the Moon with Monkton Stargazers

    Saturday 16th October 2021 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

    Thanet Observatory, Monkton Nature Reserve, Monkton, CT12 4LH

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  • Thanet Observatory Open Evening

    Friday 22nd October 2021 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm

    Thanet Observatory, Monkton Nature Reserve, Monkton, CT12 4LH

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  • Thanet Observatory Open Evening

    Friday 26th November 2021 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm

    Thanet Observatory, Monkton Nature Reserve, Monkton, CT12 4LH

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  • Thanet Observatory Open Evening

    Friday 24th December 2021 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm

    Thanet Observatory, Monkton Nature Reserve, Monkton, CT12 4LH

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  • Thanet Observatory Open Evening

    Friday 28th January 2022 from 19:00pm to 22:00pm

    Thanet Observatory, Monkton Nature Reserve, Monkton, CT12 4LH

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  • Thanet Observatory Open Evening

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

    Thanet Observatory, Monkton Nature Reserve, Monkton, CT12 4LH

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