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LAST CHANCE!!
Tickets are nearly gone for Saturday's Space Spectacular.
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Solar Eclipse: 20 March: 8-11am
Did you know there is a Solar Eclipse on 20 March? It is Total from the Faroe Islands but from Kent, it will be Partial at 84.5% coverage of the Sun. If clouds allow, we will take a look from Isle of Grain Coastal Park Beach.
The first contact is at 08:24, mid eclipse at 09:30, and last contact is at 10:41. See you at Grain.
NOTE: NEVER LOOK DIRECTLY AT THE SUN, as this can permanently damage your eyesight.
SOLAR VIEWERS/GLASSES AND EVENT DETAILS
22nd February 2015
AGM: CALL FOR PROPOSALS
If any members have any proposals that they would like to make regarding the Constitution or the running of the society, for consideration at the forthcoming AGM, please send them to the Chairman by no later than 13 March.
SEND YOUR PROPOSAL
1st February 2015
RADIO ASTRONOMY KIT: See PROJECTS for details
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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.

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...

Our Events
MKAS run many event for its members and for the public.
Everyone is welcome to attend.
See the EVENTS page for details.

Our 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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Check here after 19:30 tonight to get final confirmation before travelling in case clouds prevent us opening.
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TOMORROW
BBC StarGazing Live Space Spectacular @Mote Park NOT TO BE MISSED
Mote Park, Maidstone (1pm-9:30pm)
This is our GIANT event at Maidstone, which last year attracted over 3000 people on the evening.

In collaboration with Maidstone Borough Council, we have a star-studded and packed event for you, including a range of educational and exciting stands, three Planetarium shows, eight talks, several children's activities, and our partners from Astronomy Now magazine, Kent University, UKSEDS (UK...
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