NEXT EVENT: 29th May 2015 - Nick James: What makes a great comet? ... DETAILS
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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 20th April 2015
A Big thanks to all the people who helped out at all of our Stargazing Live Space Spectacular and Stargazing events during March and April Thanks also to everyone who attended one or several of these events, and had fun. We hope to see many of you again, at our Bredhurst meetings, or at our other events coming up.
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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Satellite images and weather forecasts show advancing clouds from the north and west which will make Canterbury clouded out for most of the night.
29th May Nick James: What makes a great comet? Bredhurst Village Hall Comets are fascinating objects that have been in deep freeze since the earliest days of our Solar System. They range from faint objects, barely visible in the largest telescopes, to spectacular objects visible in broad daylight. There is still a lot we don't know about these objects but the current Rosetta mission is telling us a great deal.
Nick, who is the Asst Director of the BAA's Comet Section, will explain what we know and talk about some of the Great Comets of history.