MKDAS 2012

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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 2012

Mostly meeting start at 7pm.
(Click here for print out the MKDAS 2012)

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.

Milton Keynes Deaf Astronomical Society
Programme 2012
Please text us if you are coming on 07845319228.
(Because the best of our knowledge, information and location
presented in this MKDAS programme 2012 is corrected at the
time of going to publication. However it might have changed.)

Thursday 26th January – 7:00pm
Using camera to capture Venus and a crescent Moon (12% lit)
can be seen together in the evening till 7.50pm.

Friday 3rd February – 7pm
Visiting March & District Deaf Club
for talking about Sky at Night
by Godfrey Palmer & David Kettle.

Friday 10th February – 10am till 5pm
Members will go to AstroFest at Kensington Town Hall.
(afterwards – pub dinner)

Thursday 22nd March – 7pm
Retrograde motion of Mars, and observing the Mars at opposition
with using various the colour filters to spot the desert and ice-caps.

Thursday 19th 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 17th May – 7pm
Observing the colour, binary and various stars.

Wednesday 6th June – 4am
Meet us at early in the morning – 4am for Transit of Venus,
if you miss, then next transits of Venus will be in
December 2117 and December 2125!

July – August
No meeting events

Wednesday 12th September ~ Wednesday 19th September
Running Trip to the Sky Camp at Norfolk for one week,
organised by British Deaf Astronomical Association.

Thursday 18th October – 7pm
Hunting the planets – Neptune and Uranus.

Thursday 15th November – 7pm
To find the challenge for
Deep Sky Objects in Andromeda and Pisces.

Thursday 6th December – 7pm
Christmas Festive Meals at
Harvester Eastlake, Foxmile, Milton Keynes, MK15 0YS.


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


2012 MKDAS – Running trip to AstroFest in London
(Friday 10th February 2012)

2012 MKDAS – Running trip to Kelling Heath, North Norfolk
(Wednesday 12th September – Wednesday 19th September 2019)

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(Founded 2003)

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