Welcome to NEKAAL (Northeast Kansas Amateur Astronomers’ League Inc.)

Welcome to NEKAAL, to find out more about NEKAAL see who we are or schedule to attend one of our general meetings or open houses.

Upcoming Events


  • Quick image of Messier 27
    Getting my ancient Celestron 11″ rig up and running after it sat for years in various boxes. Here’s the Dumbbell Nebula, Messier 27, in a single 60-second guided image taken through a clear filter from my Bois d’Arc Observatory. First Light in Kansas! OK, not the most glorious image. But at least the guiding and [...]
  • Good timing for this year’s Persied shower
    The night of August 12th (and morning of the 13th) should be a great time to view the Perseids from Farpoint Observatory. Every year at roughly the same day the earth moves through the dusty tail of comet Swift-Tuttle. The Perseid meteor shower usually produces about 50 -60 meteors per hour and at peak can [...]
  • Comet Lovejoy
    C2014 Q2 Comet Lovejoy should reach near naked-eye visibility in early January. The tail actually extends much farther than this image shows. Current location is in Lepus just below Orion.
  • Do scientific research from your own home!
    In a matter of minutes, you can do science and report it from your home computer or mobile device. NEKAAL is encouraging as many people as possible to participate in the Globe At Night program. During a specified time period, just look at a certain part of the sky and match against a group of [...]
  • Dates for our 2015 meetings have been posted.

Northeast Kansas Amateur Astronomers’ League Inc. (NEKAAL)

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