One of the nice things about living in Kent is that in most places when the sun goes down, it gets pretty dark – unless, of course, the moon comes up – and when it gets dark you can see the night sky. If you’ve lived here for a while this may not strike you as noteworthy, but nighttime darkness is not the experience most people have. For most people, when the sun goes down, the streetlights go on.

Since we can actually see the night sky, many of us observe it. And to plan our observations, it’s important to know what there will be to see and what the weather will be like. On these pages you’ll find information to help with both: A chart of the sky above Kent that you can adjust for time and date and a special weather forecast for astronomical observing that will tell you how well you’ll be able to see the night sky for the next day or two.