Welcome to Thanet Astronomy Group

At present we our holding our monthly members meetings and our Saturday meetings online. If you would like to become a member of our group, please email us at thanetastronomygroup@gmail.com for more information or see our contact us page for other ways to talk to us.

March 2021 Stargazing

Even though we are unable to meet up for stargazing nights, you can still enjoy everything the night sky has to offer - as long as the Great British weather is kind to us!

Here are a few subjects for you to look out for in the night sky this month:

If you're up and about early on the 5th March, about 6:15am, you'll see the planet Mercury sitting very close to Jupiter, in the East South East. Saturn will also be in the sky in the South East.

Another one for the early birds, will be a narrow crescent Moon below Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn, very low on the South East horizon about 6am on 10th March - binoculars will help.

Above the crescent Moon, on 18th March, you'll find the Pleiades to the upper right and Aldebaran, the Hyades and Mars to the upper left.

28th March will be a supermoon, where the Full Moon is unusually near and bright. This will be the first of four this year, the best one will be on 26th May.

Keep safe and well everyone.

Happy stargazing.


You can look through our monthly newsletters.

Also, we have found some interesting news articles for you to have a look at.

Mars Perseverance Rover

For more information click here

Juno just saw a spacerock crash into Jupiter

For more information click here

Unique Solar System views from NASA Sun studying missions

For more information click here

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FREE Saturday Meetings


Time : 1 - 4pm


At the West Bay Cafe, Sea Road, Westgate-on-Sea, Kent CT8 8QA

See the meetings page for details

Members Club Meeting.


Our members meetings are held on the first Wednesday evening of every month


West Bay Cafe, Sea Road, Westgate-on-Sea, Kent CT8 8QA