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WELCOME TO THE MID-KENT ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY
FAMILY FUN NIGHT A MAJOR SUCCESS
A very busy night was held on Easter Friday, with over 130 people attending.
Jupiter was visible and bright, with the four major moons showing.
If you attended and bought raffle tickets, we still have a few unclaimed prizes:
Mars egg, green 226 to 230, book code AB456275
Minstrels egg, blue 226 to 230, book code AB448619
Chocolate Easter Bunny, pink 516 to 520, book code AB280642

Let us know by completing the form on the CONTACT page.

ARE YOU NEW TO ASTRONOMY?
If you are new to Astronomy, then here are a few suggestions to get you started...
1. Take a look at THE GUIDE, our mini-site for teaching you the basics
2. Read some of the books from our recommended reading list
3. Come along to our events and talks where we can talk to you and help you on your journey
And when you are inspired and ready, then why not join the society and enjoy your new passion with your new friends
20th April 2015
Some of our members have taken some stunning photos for you to see.
Take a look at the Photo Gallery on the RESOURCES page.

Read more MKAS announcements and news...

The Mid-Kent Astronomical Society (MKAS)
As Kent's premier Astronomy society, MKAS provides for amateurs and enthusiasts to follow and share in all things Astronomical. A very friendly and helpful group, supporting its members and visitors with stimulating and interesting talks, events, and giving free advice on how to do Astronomy and use equipment.

MKAS has over 100 members of all levels of expertise, and runs an Observatory housing a 14 inch telescope, which one day will be upgraded to a 20 inch research grade telescope that is currently being prepared.

So, if you don't know how to set up your Telescope, come along and be shown at the Telescope Workshops. If you are just starting in Astronomy, come along to a meeting and get free advice on what you need and how you can progress in astronomy. Also, check out The Guide on this website: a resource designed for beginners.

And for the more advanced, why not join in on one of the projects?
Read more about MKAS...

Events
MKAS run many event for its members and for the public.
Everyone is welcome to attend.
See the EVENTS page for details.


Projects
MKAS has a number of projects that members can get involved in. These include:
GP20 TELESCOPE
OBSERVING PROJECTS
IMAGING PROJECTS
PLANETARY GROUP
VARIABLE STARS

Read about these and other MKAS projects...

A nice video of Jupiter from member Paul Cheesman,
taken on 30-31 Jan 2015, from Ashford:

Celestron C8 8inSCT, imaging source DFK 21 AUO4 AS, Televue 2.5x Power mate.
Video @60fps, total 90second, ~5233 frames captured; processed in AS2 & registax6

See Photo Gallery for some photos and others in the Gallery.


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NEXT EVENT:
The James Irwin Observatory is
Currently Closed
and Due to Reopen

on 6th May 2016

Check here after 19:30 on the day to get final confirmation before travelling in case clouds prevent us opening.
See EVENTS page for details
13th May
Annual General Meeting
Bredhurst Village Hall NOTE REVISED DATE
This is a formal call for any items members wish to add to the Agenda for the AGM, including any proposals.

Please download and review the following documents:
» Agenda for the AGM: To follow
» Minutes of the MKAS AGM March 2015
Further details to follow nearer the time.

The AGM is open to all MKAS Members and Visitors, however only Members are entitled to vote.
Please make every effort to attend.

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