The Beacon Observatory

51.29663° North 1.053315° East

The Centre for Astrophysics and Planetary Science has obtained funding from the University of Kent to refurbish and update the existing observatory into a fully automised system to be used in teaching, outreach and research.

Baader Planetarium has supplied us with the new observatory. This includes a 17" Astrograph from Plane Wave Instruments with a 4k x 4k CCD and a BVRIH-alpha filter set as well as a 90 frames per second camera. The new dome and telescope have now been installed and we have started with regular observing.

For details click here.

Summer 2017

University of Kent
INGRAM Building
CT2 7NH Canterbury