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.

Special Events

  • Two Night Perseids Meteor Shower Observing at Farpoint: August 11 and 12 starting at 11pm.

Final status will be posted here 9:30pm at the latest the days of.

August 12 Status: It's on

Upcoming Events

News

  • Great fall imaging target – M33
    Fall Target – M33 A recent image of M33, (the Triangulum Galaxy) 20 minutes long taken 8-3-16 at Sandlot . It’s a great target for fall observing. It’s over 1/2 degree wide and has a multitude of obvious nebulae. (Enhanced more so in a a color image.) It’s a relatively close-by galaxy at a distance [...]
  • Summer Planet Show
    There’s a planetary show going on now–Mars is as close as it’s been in a decade, Saturn’s at opposition, and Jupiter’s up in the west through July. This is a great time to come out to Farpoint, fellow star gazers. Jupiter will still be well up by the Open House on June 26, but will [...]
  • Spectrum of the Ring Nebula
    I’ve uploaded a slice of an image showing the spectra of the Ring Nebula (M57). It was taken with the club’s Rainbow Optics 200 lines/mm grating and my 80 mm ED Apogee Refractor. The image duration was 37 minutes taken on 4-14-2026. The ring at zero order is at the bottom and the blue and [...]
  • Telescope Workshop and Open Astronomy Forum
    The February 25 General Meeting will be a hands-on telescope workshop and Astronomy Q and A. There will be several types of telescopes on display, with experienced scope drivers to demonstrate their use. You are welcome to bring your own telescope or binoculars for personalized assistance. The floor will be open for astronomy questions and [...]
  • Correction for Farpoint's phone number it is 785-925-2960
  • Dates for our 2016 meetings have been posted.

Northeast Kansas Amateur Astronomers’ League Inc. (NEKAAL)

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