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Lecture: The Transient Universe

We are delighted to have as our speaker this month: Professor Tim O'Brien from Jodrell Bank, Centre for Astrophysics, University of Manchester. Please come and enjoy Tim's talk, and join us for refreshments afterwards.

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Lecture: All About Eclipses

Our speaker this month is Dr Lee Sproats. Please feel free to come and enjoy the talk and join us for refreshments afterwards. Cost: Free to members. Visitors welcome

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Stargazing at the Tower

Wonder and marvel at the stars of the night sky in the beautiful and historic surroundings of Hoghton Tower. Sunday 11th November, 5pm site open & lecture at 6pm Join us at Hoghton Tower on Sunday 11th November for an exclusive astronomical event. A lecture will be given in our…

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Mid-Kent Astronomical Society – Summer BBQ Social

The MKAS Social Evening around the BBQ where you can take it easy and meet other like-minded astronomers and water rocket enthusiasts. Entrance is free to MKAS members and their friends. All you need to bring with you is your food for the BBQ and some buns plus any alcoholic…

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Lecture: 3D Photography and its Application in Astronomy

Our speaker this month is Anthony Jennings, President of Manchester Astronomical Society. Visitors will be most welcome. Join us for refreshments afterwards. Cost: Free to members. Visitors welcome

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Mid-Kent Astronomical Society showing at Will Adams Festival Gillingham Kent, UK.

Mid-Kent Astronomical Society will have a stand at the Will Adams Festival Saturday, 8 September 2018 in Gillingham Park, ME7 5LJ. 11am to 4.30pm. Our stand will feature astronomy and Science related displays and weather permitting a solar telescope or two to safely observe the Sun close up. We can be found in our…

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Summer Exhibition

Join us for our Summer Exhibition, where members will be sharing their Astrophotography skills, Astro Art & Crafts, as well as being on hand to talk about their various Telescopes and Astro gadgets etc. It is an informal evening so please come along. Refreshments will be available. Cost: Free to…

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AstroCamp, Ashdown Forest for Mid-Kent Astronomical Society

The 2018 AstroCamp will be held on Saturday 4 to Sunday 12 August. A perfect opportunity to relax in the very picturesque Ashdown Forest, read, go on country walks, visit the local quaint shops, visit nearby Pooh Bridge and other Pooh-related places, socialise with other like-minded amateur astronomers, and do some…

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NASA's New Horizons – Into the Unknown; Will Hughes

This talk by MKAS member Will Hughes, will focus on the recent findings of NASA's pioneering mission to explore the Kuiper Belt: New Horizons. What was the motivation for this mission? How do you design a spacecraft to travel billions of kilometres from the sun with the capabilities to undertake…

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Public Observing Open Evening; Mid-Kent Astronomical Society James Irwin Observatory, Canterbury

These take place on Fridays when we do not hold a meeting at Bredhurst (except at Christmas). Check the MKAS home page after 19:30 on the day to get final confirmation before travelling, in case clouds prevent us opening. The James Irwin Observatory is Currently Closed and Due to Reopen on 6th July…

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Mid-Kent Astronomical Society showing at the Kent County Show

Mid-Kent Astronomical Society will have a stand at the Kent County Show on the 6,7 and 8 July in Detling, Near Maidstone, Kent. Our stand will feature astronomy and Science related displays and weather permitting a solar telescope or two to safely observe the Sun close up. We can be found…

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Comets – A Brief History by Prof David Rees

Comets are highly impressive celestial phenomena that suddenly appear 'from nowhere', blaze across the sky, then fade away as unexpectedly as they arrived. Prof Rees will take us through a brief history of comets, using a highly visual presentation, starting from Babylonian times through to last year!! Friday 29-June-2018 7.45 Pm…

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Wirral Star Party - Spring 2018

Join members of Liverpool Astronomical Society and the Wirral Ranger Service for this free public stargazing event. Enjoy astronomical presentations and observing through telescopes if weather permits.

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Cornwall Astronomy Society Meeting & Stargazing

Meeting of Cornwall Astronomy Society to which members of the public are also welcome, including observing afterwards if weather permits.

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Brough Astronomical Society Meeting

Every fourth Monday of the month is your chance to join the friendly members of Brough Astronomy Club at their observatory for a hands-on introduction to astronomy. Take your telescope along to receive help and chat about all things astronomy over a cuppa (or a beer from the club house!)…

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Stargazing with Athenaeum Astronomy Association

Members of the public are invited to join Athenaeum Astronomy Association for this one of their regular fortnightly meetings at the walled garden in Norton Park. When weather permits the evening will be spent observing with telescopes, binoculars and the naked eye! If the weather does not allow for stargazing…

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Public Observing at Cygnus Observatory

Members of the public are invited to join enthusiastic members of Sunderland Astronomical Society for an evening of stargazing and observing through their large aperture telescopes. If you need assistance with your own telescope you are welcome to bring it along. These events are held every Thursday through the observing…

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Salford Observatory Open Evening

Find out more about Salford Astronomical Society and observe through their large 18.5" reflecting telescope by joining their members on this one of their frequent observatory open nights. Attendance is free with no obligation to join. These events are weather dependent therefore please confirm with event organiser that this event…

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Brighton Astronomy Club Meeting and Observing

Every month the Brighton Astronomy Club meet at 68 Middle Street for astronomy related talks and observing though telescopes on the sea front afterwards (depending on the weather!)  These sessions are very much suitable for beginners -- if you have an interest in astronomy you would be very welcome to join them!

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