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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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Events
MKAS run many event for its members and for the public.
Everyone is welcome to attend.
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MKAS has a number of projects that members can get involved in.
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NEXT EVENT:
28th May
Jane Green: Look Up, Live It, Love It
Virtual presentation via ZOOM
This is likely to be a hugely inspirational talk

A Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, Jane is a natural, eloquent and captivating speaker who possesses that rare ability to communicate the complexities of astronomy in a warm and easy to understand way. She makes the ‘ungraspable’ graspable so why not join her for a revelatory voyage into the Universe?

In this talk, with the aid of stunning audio visuals, Jane deconstructs the seemingly complex, de-mystifies meaningless phrase...
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The James Irwin Observatory is
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It will remain closed until further notice.
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