Next Bredhurst meeting

Friday 12th Sept

Greg Smye Rumbsy:- Uranus

Doors open at 7:45pm, meeting starts at 8pm.

Bredhurst Village Hall

(Follow link for location)


Canterbury Observing Status

Friday 19th September

Check here at 7:30pm on the night before travelling

Observing status can be found in the forum, under the Observing Forum category by 19:30 on the evening of the session. The location of the meeting place can be found at the bottom of the "Events" page.  Members of the public are very welcome to our observing sessions, meet at the location below.


Here is a listing of our upcoming events,
see below for start times and location details .


August No meetings during August
Sep 12th

Greg Smye-Rumsby: Uranus

Greg is a former member of Orpington Astronomical Society, but now lives in Brighton, and is a long term friend of the society.

He will be talking about the planet Uranus, one of the mysterious gas giant planets in our outer solar system.

Greg was present at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory during the flyby of NASA's Voyager space craft as it passed Uranus, and has many interesting stories to tell about the planet.

Greg is the graphic designer for Astronomy Now magazine, and has done many talks for the society over many years.

He  is a very entertaining and exubarent speaker, so be prepared to be amused, educated and perhaps even shocked.

Sep 26th

Nik Szymanek: TBA

Nik is known as one of the world's leading expert photographers of the wonderous objects in the night sky.

His images are found in many Astronomy publications and magazines around the world.

He is often travelling to many exotic parts of the world, to take the most spectacular images. This includes the world's greatest observatories and other mountain tops, as well as from his own back yard.

Prepare to be visually enthralled.

Oct 10th

Paul Money: Images of the Universe Volume 4

The fourth in a series of visually stimulating presentation of the universe, from the perspective of Paul's extensive experience.

Oct 31st

Sky Guide

Our in-house Astromers will show visitors what is available to obsere in the Autumn skies, what the main sights to observe, with a small telescope, binoculars, and even the naked eye, and what the main techniques are to help you to find them.


There are possible Observing evenings at our Observatory in Canterbury, every Friday when we are not at a Bredhurst meeting.

Check the website on the day to see if we are open, as this is dependent on weather and personnel.


Meetings of the society are held at Bredhurst (see link for location) Doors Open 7:45pm for an 8:00pm start unless stated otherwise.

Observation sessions
are held (weather permitting)at our observatory in Canterbury (see link for location) on any Friday evenings except the second and last Fridays in the month.!-

Sidewalk Astronomy Events are held in the Medway Maritime Carpark (see link for location).

For all paid-up members, attendance at all Bredhurst meetings will be subject to a £1 fee (with free tea/coffee), attendance at the Canterbury observatory is free.

There is a £3 attendance fee for casual visitors and prospective members, this includes free Tea/coffee. Prospective members will have this fee waived for the first two visits.

All persons under 18yrs must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.