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BBC STARGAZING SPACE SPECTACULAR: 28 March
Our BBC StarGazingLive Space Spectacular is coming to Rainham on Saturday 28 March, 4-9:30pm.
Tickets: £1 available on the door
We have a star-studded and packed event for you, including a range of educational and exciting stands, talks, children's activities, and our partners from Kent University, F1 Telescopes and so much more.
There will be rocket launching and Telescopes for viewing the heavens if weather allows.
LATEST: We will have some MOON ROCK for you to touch!
Don't miss out on this must attend event. We are expecting two thousand people.
Book the date in your diary NOW!
DETAILS
20th March 2015
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A video of the MKAS Solar Eclipse event at Grain Beach, by Arthur Fentaman:

About the Mid-Kent Astronomical Society (MKAS)
As Kent's leading 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...

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

Our 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.


A Big thanks to all the people who helped out at Mote Park event on Saturday 7th.
We had a record 4000 people attend the event, and it was enjoyed by them and the helpers from MKAS, CMHASD, OSC, F1 Telescopes, David Hinds, Astronomy Now, Astronomy Roadshow, AstroDome, Science Museum, University of Kent, and Maidstone Borough Council.
Thanks to everyone who attended also, and made this our biggest event so far.
We hope to see many of you again, at our Bredhurst meetings, or at our other events coming up.


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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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The James Irwin Observatory is
Due to Open
on 3rd April 2015

Check here after 19:30 on the day to get final confirmation before travelling in case clouds prevent us opening.
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