The James Irwin Observatory is located within the grounds of Canterbury Academy and Adult Education Centre. Public access to the observatory is welcomed and facilitated by the enthusiastic members of Mid-Kent Astronomical Society who hold regular open evenings.
The observatory itself is home to a huge half-meter aperture Grubb-Parsons telescope, originally built to train students at Edinburgh University and relocated to the South West in 2012.
Location event organiser
Mid-Kent Astronomical Society organises stargazing events at this location.
Meeting place for local astronomical society, often in a location that enables stargazing and observing.
Location has an observatory that is accessible to the public by prior arrangement or during public events.
Location light pollution
Stargazing events at this location
There are no known forthcoming events at this location. Previously there have been 58 events with the last one being on 19th April 2019 organised by Mid-Kent Astronomical Society.