Welcome to Thanet Astronomy Group

Star Gazing Course is now running

*** Started 22nd April 2015 ***

*** Ending 20th May 2015 ***

What people say about the course.

"I have learnt so much more on these courses than I could ever learn by reading books... " : Sid.

"I have thoroughly enjoyed all 4 courses. I knew nothing before I started and now know enough to get me started and continue searching the night sky. Thanks for setting up Thanet Astronomy Group!" : Rita.

This Four Part Stargazing Course is designed to give you the knowledge you need to become a confident stargazer.

Click the link here for more information


Over the next few months we will be adding several new pages to our site

We will be adding a the following Pages :-

Community Support Page

See the new Community Support Page on the left.

Promoting Astronomy in North East Kent.

This month we have added a new community support page to keep you up to date with what Thanet Astronomy Group have been doing to Support and Promote Astronomy in North East Kent.

If you live or work in the North East Kent area and are interested in Star Gazing or Astronomy and would like some help or guidance please contact us. Contact details are on our Contact us Page.

outreach 18 Oct 2014
Thanet Astronomy Group North East Kent Outreach Project



To become a member of the Thanet Astronomy Group See the Members page.

All the details you need are there including a download link for a copy of our constitution and the membership application form.


JAC & GILL Club.

JAC & GILL Club First Meeting West Bay Cafe Sat 11 04 2014.

Following the runaway success of the main Thanet Astronomy Group, we now have many families with children that are also very interested in astronomy.

Therefore, we have set up the JAC & Gill club for our younger (5 to 17 years) enthusiasts.

The JAC & Gill Club meet every Saturday 3:00pm to 4:00pm at the West Bay Cafe during the Free adults meeting.

For more information see the JAC & Gill Club page.


Your Comments:

See the Your Comments page

Email your comments to us, the email address in on the contacts page.

We have added a page to the site so you can put short comments about what's happening at Thanet Astronomy Group. To help give people a better idea of what we do. If you have a comment you would like to add then let us know.

Star Comment

Supporting the Brownies with their Stargazing Badge

11 July 2014

Awesome...Thank you so much! Looking forward to putting it all into practice with the Brownies!

Name : Brown Owl ...8th Ramsgate East Brownies ...


Free Public Meetings Every Saturday

Thanet Astronomy Group holds FREE daytime public meetings to make astronomy more available to everyone in plain English.

Meeting at the West Bay Cafe - Sat 11 01 2014.

We are an astronomy group that is intended for people at all levels of astronomy.

We especially welcome people new to the subject. All you need is an interest in the stars above. If you want to learn about astronomy then this is for you.


Library Page:

See the Library page

We are trying to set up a small library of Astronomy books. If you would like to help with this project or have any Astronomy books you would like to donate please contact us.


Thanet Astronomy Group Presentations

Click here to see details of our list of available presentations about astronomy.

We have presentations on the History of Astronomy, Jupiter and its Moons, The Planets, The Moon, and Asteroide 2012 DA14.

Jupiter's Galilean Moons

Jupiters Moons

Io, Europa, Ganymede, Callisto

People using this site.

Whats On!

FREE Saturday Meetings

February 7th, 14th, 21th, 28th.

March 7th, 14th, 21th, 28th.

April 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th.

May 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th.

June 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th

July 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th

August 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th

September 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th

October 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st

November 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th

December 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th

Time : 1 - 4pm


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

See the meetings page for details

Members Club Meeting.

Dates and Times


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