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Arthur Fentaman's photos in Astronomy Now mag - See Photo Gallery
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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?
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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.
Click here to read about the 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:
14th December
Christmas Social
Bredhurst Village Hall
Our annual Christmas social will feature a very entertaining and enjoyable video alongside the usual eating and drinking and chat.
MORE DETAILS
The James Irwin Observatory is
Currently Closed
and Due to Reopen

on 4th January 2019

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
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