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
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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The James Irwin Observatory is Currently Closed and Due to Reopen on 3rd March 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
10th March Naz Rajan: Behind the scenes at a Shuttle Launch Bredhurst Village Hall You have seen a Space Shuttle launch many times on TV, and maybe even seen one from Florida, But there is a lot more happening in the background that you probably don't know about, from the emergency teams, to the booster recovery, and the mad camera guy.
In this talk, Naz who has witnessed three Shuttle launches at Kennedy Space Center, will show photos and videos of what really goes on leading up to and at a Space Shuttle launch.
As a full multimedia experience, it'll be the next best th... MORE DETAILS