Welcome to Mid-Kent Astronomical Society

Welcome to Mid-Kent Astronomical Society.  We are a friendly local group who are interested in all aspects of astronomy.

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GP20 Mega Raffle results

And the winners are :-

The winners of the GP20 raffle are:-

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Slot repair

Much needed repairs carried out

Last month we at last carried out the long overdue repair to the dome slot cover and clean of the dome at the Canterbury Observatory. The cover had been proving harder and harder to open and close on each observing session and it was causing concern that one night it would jam open.  obo

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Tony Cronin awards -MKAS rewards young astronomers

Society rewards young astronomers.

On Friday 27th September the Society was proud and honoured to welcome Emma Cronin, her son Edward and other close members of the family to present the Tony Cronin Young Astronomer awards in memory of the late Tony Cronin, a very popular member of our Society, who died at a young age.

We presented awards in two categories - an under 14 category and a 14 - 18 years of age category.

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Safeguarding Policy

New Safeguarding Policy

The Society warmly welcomes everyone to our events but we feel it is is absolutely vital to state our commitment to ensure the safety and wellbeing of children and vulnerable adults.  Individuals under the age of 18 wishing to attend meetings should be accompanied by their legal guardian or a responsible adult.

If you have any questions regarding safeguarding or wish to report a concern or incident then please contact our Child Protection Officers Will Hughes and Sarah Watson by email at childprotection@midkentastro.org.uk

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Anti-Spam at Mid-Kent Astro

Getting bounced due to spamming??

We have recently upgraded our website to take out some of the spam registration attempts that are becoming more frequent.

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Tony Cronin memorial award

Tony Cronin award - update

Tony's family are delighted that we wish to remember him by introducing an award in his name for Junior Astronomers in the Society. Tony's wife Emma has confirmed that she and other members of Tony's family will be very happy to visit us to present this award.

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Next Bredhurst meeting

Friday 28th Nov

Will Hughes:

A Quest for Aliens


Special Announcement and Demo

Doors open at 7:45pm, meeting starts at 8pm.

Bredhurst Village Hall

(Follow link for location)


Canterbury Observing Status

Friday 21st November

Cancelled due to weather!

Observing status can be found in the forum, under the Observing Forum category by 19:30 on the evening of the session. The location of the meeting place can be found at the bottom of the "Events" page.  Members of the public are very welcome to our observing sessions, meet at the location below.




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