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|TELESCOPES FOR SALE|
If you are looking for a second hand telescope, check out the adverts from our members.
See TELESCOPES page.
1st March 2017
|Ian and Bob awarded Life Membership|
Congratulations to Ian Hargraves and Bob Tollervey for their hard work and service to MKAS over many years.
MKAS were proud to award them with their Life Membership at the meeting at Bredhurst on 27th January 2017.
27th January 2017
|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.
1st January 2017
|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
|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.
There won't be another Eclipse in the UK as good as this one until 2026, so you won't want to miss it!
NOTE: This event WILL GO AHEAD whatever the weather.
NEVER LOOK DIRECTLY AT THE SUN, as this can permanently damage your eyesight.
11th March 2015
|Dawn Spacecraft arrives at Asteroid Ceres|
NASA's Dawn spacecraft arrived at Ceres on 6th March 2015.
Full Story Here
6th March 2015
|Radio Astronomy Kit|
The hardware Matthew MacDonell showed at the Bredhurst meeting on 30 Jan, can be bought from here or better still, from this seller on eBay: SDRTAP
For the radio receiving software and the custom driver for the dongles, use SDRsharp
To pipe audio out of the radio software SDRsharp into the spectrum analysis software use VB-Audio Virtual cable
The spectrum analysis software SpectrumLab can be downloaded from here
31st January 2015
Comet Lovejoy is viewable in binoculars until early-February.
Look here for details about it and how to observe it.
Check this star chart for a detailed map of where to look.
Look here for coordinates.
Let us know how you get on.
5th January 2015
|New MKAS website launched|
MKAS are pleased to announce the launch of their new website. We hope that it is informative and useful.
We would like to thank everyone involved in the running of the old site, as well as the construction and publishing of the new one.
If you have any feedback on what you like and what else you would like to see, please let us know, via the CONTACT page.
Thanks, and Enjoy!
28th November 2014