South East Kent Astronomical Society

 

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Alkham Village Hall – Our New Main Venue Lectures and Club nights

From Thanet, Sandwich and Deal.

A256 to Dover go on to the A2 to Canterbury, when you get to the roundabout (Whitfield roundabout) take the 4th exit, go down the hill and at the roundabout take the second exit, 100 meters down the road take the slip road on the left heading for Kearsney Abby. You are know on the B2060 Alkham Valley Road, head to Alkham, after the speed check and the road swings around to the left you will see the Marquis Restaurant, just before you get to the Marquis take the left, then 100 meters down the road you have reached the hall.


From Canterbury

A2, Head for Dover, when you get to the roundabout (Whitfield roundabout) take the 4th exit, go down the hill and at the roundabout take the second exit, 100 meters down the road take the slip road on the left heading for Kearsney Abby. You are know on the B2060 Alkham Valley Road, head to Alkham, after the speed check and the road swings around to the left you will see the Marquis Restaurant, just before you get to the Marquis take the left, then 100 meters down the road you have reached the hall.

Canterbury, Univ. of Kent - Rutherford Lecture Theatre 1

Lectures jointly with Kent Physics Centre


From London take the A2 then the M2 for Dover; at the end of the M2 take the A2 again for Dover then the A2050 left for Canterbury. At the roundabout at the outskirts of Canterbury turn left down London Rd, and at the next roundabout turn left onto the A290 for Whitstable. In just under one mile turn right into the University Road. At the roundabout turn left and then immediately right and the visitor's car-park is on the left. The Physics Building is two thirds of the way from the visitors’ car park back to the roundabout “as the crow flies” and is well signed. If you approach Canterbury from the South (A2 Dover) or East (A257) it is simplest to go clockwise round the ring-road and turn right where the A2 for London leaves the ring road, then left for Whitstable and follow the above directions. If you approach Canterbury from the north-east on the A28 turn right at the ring road into Kingsmead Road, go over the roundabout into St Stephen's Rd, bear left at the Old Beverlie pub and then turn right into St Stephen's Hill, and the University Road is second on the left. Approached from this direction, the visitor's car-park is on the right.

Walmer Castle Car Park– Monthly Stargazing – Last Fridays, Sept-March 7.30-10pm


Walmer is on the South side of Deal and is approached from the A258 Deal to Dover road. From Dover, about half-a-mile into the built up area of Walmer turn right into Granville Road and at the T-junction turn right. The castle is on your right but the car park where we meet is on the left by the seafront. From the direction of Thanet or Deal coming due south on the A258 coast road, this road bears right and leaves the coast in Walmer. At the point where it bears right, bear left on the minor coast road signposted for Kingsdown and Walmer Castle is on the right with the car park on the left, about a mile from where you left the main road.

The Paddock---Our New Dark Sky Observing Site

A2 from Dover

Take the Kingston slip road, at the bottom of the slip roar turn right to Howletts, 200m down the road turn right under the A2 Bridge. Go up the hill and pass the Highland Court Farm, continue up until you come to a cross roar turn left to Patrixbourne. Keep going keeping to the right, at the top of the hill you are there. The site is to your right.


A2 from Faversham

Go past Canterbury & Bridge turn off then take the slip road to Barham at the bottom turn left. Go up the hill and pass the Highland Court Farm, continue up until you come to a cross roar turn left to Patrixbourne. Keep going keeping to the right, at the top of the hill you are there. The site is to your right.

Simon Langton School for Boy’s CAR PARK- Monthly Stargazing- First Friday’s, Sept-March.