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.

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  • Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
    Imagine Carl Sagan’s miniseries, Cosmos, but with updated science knowledge and today’s graphics! Called “an epic follow up to Carl Sagan’s widely renowned space documentary series”, the first of 13 episodes airs on March 9. Hosted by physicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey is a continuation of 1980′s Cosmos, considered to be some [...]
  • Two-Toned Moon
    From the Space Place, new information on why Saturn’s moon Iapetus has its half-and-half coloration. Two-Toned Iapetus
  • 2 recent supernova
    Here’s a couple of recent supernova images. The first is a color image of supernova 2014G in the host galaxy NGC 3448. The supernova 2014J is located in the “cigar” galaxy M82. (b&w) Rough instrumental magnitudes 2014G = 14.8 R., 2014J = 11.1 R. Both images were taken with the .56 meter reflector at sandlot [...]
  • 3 oppostion of comet 178P (Hug-Bell)
    Here’s an image of Comet 178P (Hug-Bell) just 3 nights shy of 14 years after discovery at Farpoint. The 30 x 1 minute stacked image was taken 12-7-13 with the 22″ reflector at Sandlot Observatory. There’s a faint but obvious coma extension to the West North-West ( PA ~ 285). It’ll stay just under 18th [...]

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