Thanet Observatory Public Open Evening

Thanet Observatory Public Open Evening

Friday 26th October 2018 from 19:00pm to 21:00pm

Thanet Observatory
Monkton Nature Reserve, Monkton, CT12 4LH

Join the Monkton Stargazers for this regular public open evening of the Thanet Observatory at Monkton Nature Reserve.  Enjoy fantastic views through the observatory’s 12inch Newtonian telescope and gaze at the stars above — the location is probably much darker despite it’s proximity to a nearby agricultural greenhouse installation! This event is 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 — contact Monkton Reserve before 5pm on the day to confirm any last minute event details.

Please note that this event has already taken place on 26/10/2018


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

Contact Monkton Nature Reserve before 3pm on the day of the event to confirm start time and any last minute changes!

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

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

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