MKDAS 2009

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 2009

Mostly meeting start at 7pm.
(Click here for print out the MKDAS 2009)

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

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

Please text us if you are coming on 07845319228.
(Because the best of our knowledge, information and location
presented in this MKDAS programme is corrected at the
time of going to publication. However it might have changed.)

.Milton Keynes Deaf Astronomical Society
Programme 2008

Thursday 22nd January – 7pm
Observing the Asteroids Euterpia, Harmonia, Metis,
Vesta and Pallas, and the Saturn’s “thin” Ring plane.

Friday 6th February – 10am – 5pm
Members will go to AstroFest at Kensington Town Hall,
Kensington, London W8 7NX. (afterwards – pub dinner)

Thursday 26th March – 7pm
Hunting the Planetary Nebula :- NGC3242 (Eye Nebula)
and the Antennae Galaxies (NGC 4038 & NGC 4039).

Thursday 26th February – 7pm
Observing the Deep Objects in the constellations
of Cancer, Gemini, Auriga, Perseus and Lynx.

Thursday 23rd April – 7pm
Observing the Virgo which is particular interest
because it contains the nearest large cluster of galaxies
as it’s called “The Virgo Cluster”.

Thursday 21st May – 7pm
Hunting the 20 bright Galaxies.
(between Mag 8 and Mag 11)

June, July and August

Wednesday 16th September ~ Wednesday 23rd September
Running Trip to the Sky Camp
at Norfolk for one week, organised by
British Deaf Astronomical Association.

Thursday 22nd October – 7pm
Hunting the planets – Neptune and Uranus,
& Jupiter & the Galilean Moons.
(Io reappears / Europa & Callisto disappears.)

Thursday 19th November – 7pm
Observing the Deep Objects in the constellations
of Triangulum, Andromeda, Aries,
Pisces, Pegasus and Aquarius.

Friday 18th December – 7pm
Christmas Festive Meals at
Harvester Eastlake, Foxmile, Milton Keynes, MK15 0YS.


Derek Rowley
Mobile Text:-  07845 319228
Email:-  derek(at)



2009 MKDAS – Running trip to National Space Centre
(Sunday 15th march 2009)

2009 MKDAS – Running trip to BDAA Star Party at Kelling Heath at North Norfolk
(Wednesday 16th September – Wednesday 23rd September 2009)

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(Founded 2003)

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