Astronomy Viewing Evening

28 Apr 2017

This is a FREE event for members of the Reserve.

Start time: TBC – (Please check the website, or phone the Reserve before 3pm, to confirm any last minute event details)

All evening visitors to the Observatory should wear suitable footwear and bring a torch if you have one, or wait to be directed to the observatory by someone else.

Non-members may attend one free viewing, as a taster session, but will be asked to become members of Monkton Nature Reserve for future scheduled events. Becoming a member of the Reserve will also entitle you to free entry into the Reserve during normal opening hours. 

Monkton Nature Reserve is home to the Monkton Stargazers astronomy group and the two Thanet Observatories.

The main observatory houses a 12” reflecting telescope. The smaller observatory, built in 2015, is currently undergoing calibration testing.

The Thanet Observatory is involved in a project to view young protostars with the Centre of Astrophysics and Planetary Sciences at the University of Kent at Canterbury.