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WELCOME TO THE MID-KENT ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY

Download Peter Meadows' talk on Robotic Telescopes here

Arthur Fentaman's Moon photos in Astronomy Now - See Photo Gallery
Some of our members have taken some stunning photos for you to see.
This one is from Rob Lines of M31 Andromeda Galaxy.

Take a look at the Photo Gallery on the RESOURCES page.
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
Read more MKAS announcements and news...

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?
Read more about MKAS...

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. 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.


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NEXT EVENT:
The James Irwin Observatory is
Currently Closed
and Due to Reopen

on 20th July 2018

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
27th July
Summer BBQ Social
Bredhurst Village Hall
The MKAS Social Evening around the BBQ where you can take it easy and meet other like-minded astronomers and water rocket enthusiasts.

Entrance is free to MKAS members and their friends. All you need to bring with you is your food for the BBQ and some buns plus any alcoholic drinks that you may like. MKAS will provide tea, coffee and squash.

Don’t worry about the weather as we will definitely have the BBQs lit.

If you would like to take part in the Water Rockets competition then pleas...
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