Milton Keynes Astronomical Society

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Welcome to the Milton Keynes Astronomical Society [MKAS]

Our mission: To spread the interest and enjoyment of astronomy to people of all ages in and around Milton Keynes

We find that there is nothing better than to exchange practical experiences gained under our challenging skies. We like most things related to Astronomy and Space. We book speakers to come and enlighten us on their fields of expertise. We have social events throughout the year and love to talk about all things Astronomical

So, come along and have a chat at Rectory Cottages, Bletchley and we'll make out the case that MKAS is the right Society for you! MKAS recommends the wearing of masks inside the venue. Bring your own refreshments and leave contact details on register.

Our Next Meeting

Notice of Potential Traffic Congestion

Friday 8th July

To all members and guests attending Dave Eagles' talk on Friday evening please be aware an International Ladies football match [Euros 2022 Spain V Finland] is taking place at Stadium MK. Kick-off is scheduled for 17:00hrs with the match finishing around 19:00hrs consequently heavy traffic is likely in the area. It might be prudent to avoid this area when traveling to Rectory Cottages for Dave's talk.

Saturday 9th July

Bletchley Carnival will be leaving Melrose Avenue around 12:00hrs proceeding along Whaddon Way & Shenley Road arriving at Rickley Park around 13:00hrs. The procession will effectively produce a 'rolling road block' on this route. To avoid the Carnival Procession it is suggested that you access/leave Rectory Cottages on Church Green Rd via Buckingham Road.

Please see Programme section of website for the next meeting details

Join us at MKAS

So, what is MKAS offering you for your subscription?
   (For the duration of the COVID pandemic membership fees will be reduced by 50%. Full memberships are £14 per annum and concessions are £7 per annum)

  • 26 fortnightly meetings on average per year.
  • We aim to invite 5-6 guest speakers to our talk nights each year (Some members will also present their own talks)
  • Astromeets are the platform for members to present their observations, ideas or projects to others.
  • Occasional trips out to places of astronomical interest.
  • In the autumn, a residential observing weekend in Shropshire.
  • An annual dinner in March.
  • A pre-Christmas social.
  • Outreach events in schools, youth and general interest groups.
  • Our instruments can be taken on loan for a fee of £3 per fortnight.
  • A library of books and current magazines.
  • The AGM is held in November.

And of course, visitors are welcome to attend a couple of meetings before considering membership. So, come along and have a chat and we'll make out the case that MKAS is the right Society for you.
                Click here to apply to be a member

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Jewels of the Night Sky over MK

Images taken by our members. You could be taking images like this!

Jupiter - King of the planets

The Orion Nebula

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