James Irwin Observatory Public Open Evening

Friday 16th February 2018 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

James Irwin Observatory

Canterbury Adult Education Centre, Canterbury, CT2 8QA


Members of the public are invited to join Astronomers from Mid-Kent Astronomical Society for this one of their regular observatory open evenings. These events only take place if the weather permits observing. Attendees are asked to first meet in the conservatory at the Victoria Hotel, 59 London Road and guests will be escorted to the observatory from there. The observatory is home to a huge half-metre aperture telescope giving great views of the skies despite local light pollution. Check with the event organisers (link below) to ensure the event is going ahead before travelling.

- Event will involve stargazing and observing the skies through telescopes weather permitting


This event is being organised by Mid-Kent Astronomical Society who should be contacted if you have any queries. We highly recommend you confirm this event is indeed going ahead before travelling. If you do attend it would be fantastic if you could let the organiser know you found them via Go Stargazing!


Please contact Mid-Kent Astronomical Society directly for more details regarding this event or, if appropriate, contact the event venue.

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Location light pollution

This location is estimated to have light pollution levels similar to a urban setting based on satellite data from CPRE.

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