MKDAS 2019

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Amateur Astronomy in Milton Keynes
Home of the Milton Keynes Deaf Astronomical Society (MKDAS),
advancing the education of the public in the subject of Astronomy.
MKDAS is a thriving deaf society located in Emberton, near Olney.

Programme 2019

Mostly meeting start at 7pm.
(Click here for print out the MKDAS 2019)

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Location
The MKDAS Observatory is located at:-
The Emberton County Park,
Olney Road,
Emberton,
near Olney,
Milton Keynes,
Bucks, MK46 5FJ.

Find us on the A509 and meet us at the Gatehouse (Reception) at 7pm.

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Milton Keynes Deaf Astronomical Society
Programme 2019
Please text us if you are coming on 07845319228.

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Monday 21st January – 2am
The Total Eclipse of the Moon will be visible over the UK,
we will be held at Emberton Country Park, Onley Road, Emberton,
near Olney, Milton Keynes, Bucks, MK46 5FJ.

Penumbral Eclipse begins:-
02:36am- The Earth’s penumbra start touching the Moon’s face.
Partial Eclipse begins:-
03:33am – Partial moon eclipse starts – moon is getting red.
Total Eclipse begins:-
04:41am – Total moon eclipse starts – completely red moon.
Maximum Eclipse begins:-
05:12am – Moon is closest to the centre of the Earth’s shadow.
Total Eclipse ends:-
05:43am – Total Moon eclipses ends.
Partial Eclipse ends:-
06:50 – Partial Eclipse ends.
Penumbral Eclipse ends:-
The Earth’s penumbra ends, the Moon close to the horizon.

Friday 8th February – 10am till 6pm
Running trip to AstroFest at Kensington Town Hall
in London (afterwards – pub dinner).

Saturday 9th March – 10am-5pm
Running trip to Practical Astronomy Show*
at Kettering Conference Centre, Thurston Drive,
Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN15 6PB.
(*Free Entrance / afterwards – pub dinner)

Friday 5th April – 7pm
Observing the deep-sky objects in the
constellations of Leo, Coma Berenices, and Leo.

May – August
No meeting events

Saturday 28th September – all day
Running trip to British Deaf Astronomical Association
hold at Kelling Heath in North Norfolk for the main day
of astronomy stalls and talks and observing the night sky.

Saturday 12th October – all day
Running trip to International Astronomy Show (IAS)
at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, CV8 2LG,
afterwards the pub dinner at the Chef & Brewer,
Old Mill, Baginton, Coventry, CV8 3AH.

Monday 11th November – 12 noonPartial Transit begins:-
12:35pm- Mercury touches the Sun’s edge.
Full Transit begins:-
12:37pm – Mercury is fully within the Sun’s edge – watch out for the black drop effect.
Nearest Sun’s centre:-
15:19pm – Mercury is closest to the centre of the Sun
as seen from the UK, Sun close to horizon.
Transit ongoing during sunsets:-
16:10pm – Mercury Transit is already ongoing during sunset in Milton Keynes.
Since the Sun is near the horizon at this time, we recommend going to a high point, or
finding an unobstructed area with free sight to West-southwest
for the best view of the transit.

Friday 6th December – 6pm
Christmas Festive meals at Harvester,
The Fountain, Loughton, Milton Keynes, MK5 8AF.

Please text us if you are coming on 07845319228.

.Contact:-
Derek Rowley
Mobile Text:-  07845 319228
Email:-  derek(at)derekscope.co.uk

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