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By Daff

emigrated from Yorkshire to Kent in April 2004, United Kingdom Gb

This isn't really a gardening question ... but I'll ask anyway : ) Has anyone got a telescope? if so do you know where we can go where there is no light pollution?
We live in Kent just outside of Maidstone.
Thanks. x



The Highlands, Scotland....

5 Aug, 2011


Good suggestion Pam - light pollution is a huge problem, parts of Cornwall might be nearer!

5 Aug, 2011


West and mid Wales - but its a long way!

5 Aug, 2011


I was wondering about places like the rural parts of the Kent/East Sussex coast, or the South downs? How far does light pollution reach?

5 Aug, 2011


Far to far Denise...

5 Aug, 2011


Here are a couple of links that may be useful. The first is the Mid Kent Astronomical Society..............

Talk to them and I'm sure that someone will be able to help with secondhand kit too.

This next one is an online astronomical directory which is full of links...............

6 Aug, 2011


Hi MG - he lives in Kent and was suggesting about 1-2 hour drive.

6 Aug, 2011


Try the Ashdown Forest - not too far from you and the views at night are beautiful - and no light pollution.

7 Aug, 2011


Great idea Cammomile, we use to take the children to Ashdown forest. Its a lovely area its only 43 miles from Maidstone so would take no more than an hour

7 Aug, 2011


Ashdown Forest sounds good. Now all we need is a cloudless night with no rain. : )

Thanks. Gail x

8 Aug, 2011

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