Monkton Nature Reserve, Monkton, CT12 4LH
Join the Monkton Stargazers for this one of their 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!
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 — 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 27/09/2019
Monkton Stargazers is organising this event
Please contact Monkton Stargazers directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.
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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.
Fri 27th Sep
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.