May 19, 2024

Girl with astronomical telescope stargazing under twilight sky.

Astronomy in Medway

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.

Members of the public can visit the society at either the regular meetings or the Observatory Open evenings.

Everyone of all ages and levels of expertise is welcome, including complete beginners.

Children (under 18s) are also welcome, when accompanied by an adult.

REGULAR MEETINGS: Bredhurst Village Hall, Hurstwood Road, Bredhurst, Gillingham, Kent  ME7 3JZ

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