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Kenley Observatory Openings

 • Our observatory at Kenley will unfortunately not be open tonight Sunday 12th due to unfavourable weather. It was last opened on Friday 10th as part of our ‘Planet’ week. Despite changeable weather we have had clear spells on occasion and has proved to be a success on the nights it was clear. This event was open to the public (no need to book, just turn up). Details here.

It was last opened last Friday night, and visible in the night sky were the major planets including a very favourable and rare view of Mars, as well as many deep sky objects.

All Saturdays are open to the public (no need to book, just turn up) unless otherwise stated.

Details of the last regular openings are here, with details of forthcoming Events. Important note on the weather.

Meetings at the Royal Russell School

 • We are now into our summer break so the next meeting at the Royal Russell School is on Friday 7th September at 7:45 pm. 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 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 August with updates to existing galleries. Galleries can now be viewed across many browsers and devices.

 • The Latest News page has new items (updated: 12th August).

 • The Events page has new events (updated: 12th August). Observing events at Kenley, past and for the rest of the year.

 • The Observing 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 (observe restrictions) 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 will unfortunately not be open tonight Sunday 12th due to unfavourable weather. It was last opened on Friday 10th as part of our ‘Planet’ week. Despite changeable weather we have had clear spells on occasion and has proved to be a success on the nights it was clear. This event was open to the public (no need to book, just turn up). Details here.

It was last opened last Friday night, and visible in the night sky were the major planets including a very favourable and rare view of Mars, as well as many deep sky objects.

All Saturdays are open to the public (no need to book, just turn up) unless otherwise stated.

Details of the last regular openings are here, with details of Forthcoming Events. Important note on the weather.

The last public opening was last Friday the 10th August when many visitors saw the planets Saturn and Mars and several deep sky objects.

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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.

Jupiter - John Berman

Mars - John Berman

Saturn - John Berman

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