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Thanet Observatory

Thanet Observatory

Monkton Nature Reserve, Monkton, CT12 4LH

The Thanet Observatory is a recently refurbished observatory (2013) located in the grounds of Monkton Nature Reserve.  It’s proximity to a large nearby agricultural greenhouses shows up on light pollution maps however being set inside an old chalk quarry the skies are probably much darker.  Members of the Monkton Stargazers regularly open the observatory to the public.


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Monkton Stargazers

Monkton Stargazers organises events at this location

Please contact Monkton Stargazers directly with any enquiries relating to visiting this location


Weather forecast

  • 16/10/21

    12° 5%
  • 16/10/21

    12° 4%
  • 17/10/21

    12° 3%
  • 17/10/21

    11° 5%

Weather forecast for Birchington (2.4 miles away) updated 15/10/21 at 20:00.




Forthcoming events

Display events on a calendar

  • Observe the Moon with Monkton Stargazers

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

    Thanet Observatory, Monkton, CT12 4LH

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  • Thanet Observatory Re-opening Evening

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

    Thanet Observatory, Monkton, CT12 4LH

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  • Thanet Observatory Open Evening

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

    Thanet Observatory, Monkton, CT12 4LH

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  • Thanet Observatory Open Evening

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

    Thanet Observatory, Monkton, CT12 4LH

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  • Thanet Observatory Open Evening

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

    Thanet Observatory, Monkton, CT12 4LH

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  • Thanet Observatory Open Evening

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

    Thanet Observatory, Monkton, CT12 4LH

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