SLIDES from Sheridan Williams' talk on the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse are available to download here (4.8Mb)
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
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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27th January Will Hughes: Solving Mysteries on Mars - The Incredible Rover Pioneers Bredhurst Village Hall Over the last few decades, our understanding of the planet Mars has been transformed by a series of pioneering robotic missions which have included flybys, orbiters, landers and rovers. Will's talk will specifically focus on the different rover missions and will tell the story of how these incredible robotic explorers have enabled us to piece together the complex environmental and geological history of Mars.
However, there are also many unsolved mysteries on the Red Planet, including potenti... MORE DETAILS
The James Irwin Observatory is Currently Closed and Due to Reopen on 3rd February 2017
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