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 • Our observatory at Kenley will be open this Saturday 24th Sept, from 7:30 pm to about 9 pm, or to 11 pm if clear. Public welcome.

Notification of all openings are given here, our forum, Facebook and a message on this telephone: 020 8668 9642.

Facilities at the observatory are hot water for drinks and wireless broadband Internet. A reminder that there is no parking at the observatory itself; visitors are asked to park at the off-road parking area just 4 minutes walk away at the RAF Kenley Tribute

 • The next meeting at the Royal Russell School is next week Friday 30th Sept 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 September with updates to existing galleries.

 • The Latest News page has new items (updated: 5th September).

 • The Events page has new events (updated: 4th September).

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

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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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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.

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 • Our observatory at Kenley will be open this Saturday 24th Sept, from 7:30 pm to about 9 pm, or to 11 pm if clear. Public welcome.

It was last opened on Sat 10th September when the skies cleared after rain all day and was particularly clear and dark with plenty of objects seen. Details here.

Notification of all openings are given here, our forum, Facebook and a message on this telephone: 020 8668 9642.

Facilities at the observatory are: hot water for drinks, wireless broadband and a womens’ portable type camping toilet with flush, located privately in a separate room - it is very easy to use.

A reminder that there is no parking at the observatory itself; visitors are asked to park at the parking area just 4 minutes walk away at the RAF Kenley Tribute.

Andromeda galaxy - Trevor Searle

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North American nebula - James Robertson


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