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 Dr. Robert Massey – A Cluttered and noisy sky.
This is nothing less than a step change in our use of space. And like most paradigm shifts, it will have significant consequences. A key example is how it will affect the science of astronomy and our view of the sky. Some estimates suggest that as many as 1 in 10 ‘stars’ visible could be satellites, and professional and amateur astronomers alike now face significant challenges to our work. As a result our community has mobilised, working at a national, international and global level to tackle a complex problem, and to try to find a balance between the positive results of boosting communications and the impact on the space environment. Robert will set out the problem, what it means for scientists and the wider public, and what we can do about it.
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 want to show it off) bring it along.
Please note that this has already taken place on 29/09/2023
Mid-Kent Astronomical Society is organising this event
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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.
Fri 29th Sep
Local light pollution
The above demonstrates the estimated effect of light pollution - graphics created using Stellarium.
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