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

To find out more about NEKAAL see who we are or schedule for info on attending one of our general meetings or public astronomy nights.

NEKAAL has an observatory in Northeast Kansas, named Farpoint Observatory. Come for a visit sometime.

Upcoming Events


  • Experiements in astrophotography
    I still have a lot to learn, but thought it might interest others to know how I put together some photos that were taken October 15th this year (shown above). These were taken using a refractor and an SLR camera, mounted on a fork mount. First I took a series of exposures in RAW format. …
  • NEKAAL Back up as a Amazon Smile Charity
    Graham Bell originally registered NEKAAL up as a Amazon smile charity. For one reason or another it had gone away. Janelle has set it back up. So if you wish you can set your charity to NEKAAL at smile.amazon.com and  0.5% of eligible purchases made by you through smile will be sent to NEKAAL with …
  • Date Correction for AAA Magazine
    The recent AAA magazine contained an article on observatories in Kansas. Farpoint Observatory was listed, but the public observing dates they printed were for 2016! The correct public observing dates for this summer are July 15 and 22, and August 19.
  • Sun image 6-13-17
    There’s a small sunspot just left of top- center of the image. Taken with an 80mm  f/6 Apogee Refractor and a Cannon EOS. ISO 100 – 1/500th second. Thousand oaks Mylar solar filter in front of the lens.
  • Correction for Farpoint's phone number it is 785-925-2960
  • Dates for our 2017 meetings have been posted.

Northeast Kansas Amateur Astronomers’ League Inc. (NEKAAL)

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