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Kenley Observatory Openings

 • Our observatory at Kenley unfortunately will not be open this Saturday 21st April due to unfavourable weather. The Messier Marathon observing event postponed from last week will be held on another night.

Details of the last openings below and here. Whenever open on a Saturday (the next opportunity will be the forthcoming weekend) the public are welcome, just turn up. Here are details of particular events.

Meetings at the Royal Russell School

 • The next meeting at the Royal Russell School is on Friday 27th April at 7:45 pm, when Paul Coleman will talk on The Solar Eclipse of 2017 in the USA. Details, along with the schedule of dates and talks, can be seen here, which are updated as soon as they are known.

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The society’s Annual General Meeting will be held on Friday 11th May 2018 at 7:45 pm. Details here.

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 • The images to the right show the most recent by our members, mostly in the south London area. See the gallery for more details of these and other images.

 • Photo Gallery updated 7th March with updates to existing galleries. Galleries can now be viewed across many browsers and devices.

 • The Latest News page has new items (updated: 11th February).

 • The Events page has new events (updated: 9th January). Observing events at Kenley, past and for the rest of the year.

 • The Astronomy page now has links to what can be seen in the night sky right now, choosing a telescope, online calculators etc.

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We also have an observatory, above, near Kenley aerodrome CR8 5EP. There is also a clubhouse for visiting groups, a kitchen for hot drinks and wireless broadband internet. Schedule meetings here are on some Friday nights for members only, and any Saturday night it is clear for the public as well. We notify just below when this is the case. Parking is nearby, off-road in Hayes Lane just a couple of hundred metres to the south at the Royal Air Force Kenley Tribute.

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Our observatory at Kenley unfortunately will not be open this Saturday 21st April due to unfavourable weather. The Messier Marathon observing event postponed from last week will be held on another night.

The last opening was on 10th March when about 10 people saw both the planets Venus and the more elusive Mercury. Before that also on 24th February when about 20 people visited and we saw the Moon and many deepsky objects.

Whenever open on a Saturday the public are welcome, just turn up. Here are details of particular events.

Founded as the Croydon Group of the Junior Astronomical Society on 5th May 1956, and becoming the Croydon Astronomical Society in 1965.

The Society holds lecture evenings at the Royal Russell School, Coombe Lane, Croydon, Surrey CR9 5BX. These are held every other Friday during school term time. More information on dates and our lectures are in the Meetings page. Lectures start at 7:45 pm and finish around 10 pm. There is free parking and very good public transport links.

Andromeda galaxy - Trevor Searle

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North American nebula - James Robertson

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