Mid Kent Astronomical Society meeting and stargazing

Mid Kent Astronomical Society meeting and stargazing

Friday 8th September 2023 from 20:00pm to 22:00pm

Bredhurst Village Hall
Hurstwood Road, Bredhurst, Kent, ME7 3JZ

Join the members of the Mid-Kent Astronomical Society for their regular monthly meeting.

This month a presentation will be given by Greg Smye-Rumsby – Arrokoth and the Sentinels.

The formative years of the Solar System are still poorly understood. As we learn more our comprehension becomes more focused. Missions sent to study distant small worlds fills in much of the detail and the more sophisticated the suite of instruments designed to study them the better our understanding.

And so in 2006 New Horizons was launched; its remit – to study Pluto, its moon Charon and any other smaller moons that might be discovered en route. But it was also clear that other more distant targets should be sought with a view to see these tiny frozen worlds close-up. Being essentially extremely old and unaltered, these relics might be the key to how the planets formed.

Following the presentation, there will be a refreshments break giving a chance to talk with other MKAS members and visitors, followed by an observing session in the field behind the hall (weather permitting) and a telescope workshop in the hall, so if you are having problems with your telescope (or just want to show it off) bring it along.

Please note that this has already taken place on 08/09/2023


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Event darkness

The Moon has a big impact on the visibility of celestial bodies in the night sky. Try to plan your stargazing when there is no bright Moon at night as this is when the skies will be at their darkest.

The below chart shows if and when the skies will be at their darkest during this event. Moonlight is shown in light yellow and the Sun's twilight in light blue. Midnight on the date shown is shown as a white line with sunset to the left and sunrise the next morning to the right. A black background with stars shows the best times for stargazing.



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