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


  • 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 [...]
  • Harvest Moon/ Hunter Moon Switch
    The Harvest Moon isn’t always in October, and this is one of those years. A Harvest Moon is defined as the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox. This is the full moon of October about 75% of the time. This year’s autumnal equinox occurs on September 22. That means that the full moon on [...]
  • Dates for our 2015 meetings have been posted.

Northeast Kansas Amateur Astronomers’ League Inc. (NEKAAL)

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