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WELCOME TO THE MID-KENT ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY
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
Did you catch the Lunar Eclipse? Wasn't it spectacular! Here are some pictures by members Arthur Fentaman, Dr David Rees and Robert Lines.
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.
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.
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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TOMORROW Peter Bassett: Palomar Bredhurst Village Hall Conceived of almost a hundred years ago, Palomar Observatory is the home of what used to be the largest telescope in the world and has been at the forefront of astronomical research since mid-century. Today, the Observatory operates every clear night and is an iconic facility for scientific advancement, instrument development, and student training.
Peter Basset is one of the society's founder members, and tells his story of the history and magic of Palomar, and shares his recent trip to and o... MORE DETAILS
The James Irwin Observatory is Due to Open on 4th December 2015
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