CAPS and SpaceSoc at the University of Kent are organizing events associated with the eclipse on Friday March 20. Between 8:15 and 10:45 in the morning there will be viewing apparatus (eclipse viewers), information and guided commentary provided by professional astronomers and the Outreach Team from the School of Physical Sciences. The event will take place at the site of the University Observatories located just behind Parkwood at Hothe Court (park at Woodys, follow signs or guides).
In the evening, Stargazing Live will take place at the same site from 6:30 in the evening. Assuming clear skies, the main objects in the sky including Venus, Jupiter, Orion, Cassiopae and Polaris will be pointed out, and the moons of Jupiter and the galaxy Andromeda seen through the SpaceSoc telescope. The site of the University¹s exciting new Beacon Observatory can also be inspected. All are welcome to both events, no charge. Note that the maximum eclipse of 86% will occur in Canterbury at 9:31 in the morning.
Now, fingers crossed for clear skies!
SpaceSoc and CAPS
Further Information: Michael Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org 01227-827654
Chris Wheadon email@example.com
Space Soc Telescope Officer/Rocket Officer
LOCATION: The Observatories are opposite Hothe Court:
Park Wood University of Kent Canterbury CT2 9DU (go to end of Parkwood and turn left down the Crab & Winkle).
ECLIPSE DATA FROM OBSERVATORY SITE
Latitude : 51.302° N
Longitude: 1.0425° E
Partial Solar Eclipse
Magnitude: 0.858 (of sun's diameter)
Obscuration: 83.15% (of area)
Event Date Time (UT) Altitude Azimuth
Start of partial eclipse (C1) : 2015/03/20 08:25:22.3 21.1° 119.2°
Maximum eclipse : 2015/03/20 09:31:46.2 29.4° 135.2°
End of partial eclipse (C4) : 2015/03/20 10:42:05.7 35.7° 154.7°
Contact: Michael D. Smith , acting BIFF Coordinator
Telephone: 01227 827654 or 07943721111
Email: M.D.Smith (@kent.ac.uk)
School of Physical Sciences
University of Kent
Canterbury CT2 7NH