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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE
In line with the latest government advice on social distancing, no further meetings will take place in person, at either Bredhurst nor at our Observatory in Canterbury.
We are however offering our meetings virtually, so please watch for updates in the near future.
Thank you for your understanding at this difficult time.
MKAS NEEDS YOUR HELP!
We are looking for a permanent site to house our historic GP20 Telescope, and make use of it.
If you know anybody with some land, or an outbuilding, or perhaps a clubhouse, where we could move the telescope to, and set it up for use, we are keen to speak to you.
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The Mid-Kent Astronomical Society (MKAS)
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.

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?
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MKAS run many event for its members and for the public.
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NEXT EVENT:
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Roy Easto: Merging Neutron Stars
Virtual Presentation by ZOOM
140 million years ago, in a galaxy far away two neutron stars spiralled into an inevitable collision releasing a burst of gamma rays and gravitational waves that spread inexorably outwards. They reached Earth on the 17th August 2017 when they shook the astronomical community. This talk takes a look at what happened and what we have learned.


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The James Irwin Observatory is
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It will remain closed until further notice.
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