NEXT EVENT: 28th March 2015 - BBC StarGazing Live Space Spectacular @Medway ... DETAILS
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BBC STARGAZING SPACE SPECTACULAR: TODAY Our BBC StarGazingLive Space Spectacular is coming to Rainham 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
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.
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.
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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TODAY BBC StarGazing Live Space Spectacular @Medway NOT TO BE MISSED Rainham School for Girls (4pm-9:30pm) Tickets £1 - available on entry This is our BIG event which last year was in Canterbury, but this year we are bringing it home to Medway.
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.
It will be held at Rainham School for Girls, via Highfield Road, Rainham ME8 0BX We ar... MORE DETAILS
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. See EVENTS page for details