The Thanet Observatory houses
a 12" Newtonian Reflecting Telescope that was originally
built in the 1950s and has been extensively renovated and
modernised by the Thanet Countryside Trust.
Since opening to the public in 1999, viewings have included
the moon, saturn's rings, mars, comets, eclipses and aurora.
An article on the history and construction of the Thanet
Observatory can be downloaded from our articles
Forthcoming Programme at Monkton Observatory
Viewing Nights and Astronomy Courses
For details on booking for Viewing nights or Astronomy Courses please contact the Field Study Centre (01843 822666) or email us at email@example.com
Please visit our articles page to see more about the history of the reserve and its telescope