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NCKAS Current Projects:

Welcome everyone! Watch here for the latest updates and announcements on the current projects we are working on. If you would like to help or have anything to contribute, please let us know. We can use all the help we can get! Please contact us at info@nckas.org 


Current Project List:

Public Observatory for Kansas State University: - Kansas State University's observatory has been shut down due to safety issues. We are doing some initial research into a new location and possible relocation of the 18 1/2" CAVE Optics SCT owned by the Physics department. We might be looking into the KONZA prairie region or a possible remote location with remote telescopes and access.. Any help or resources you can contribute will help tremendously. A permanent home for serious Astronomy would be an incredible boon to the University and region. 
Subjective Carbon Star visual rating guide: - Spearheaded by David Nicholls from Canberra Australia, we are working on a rating system for Carbon Stars and their color characteristics depending on aperture and perception. We have dubbed the rating system with the working title of "Canberra-Kansas Subjective Redness Scale" or  CKSRS. 
Light Pollution Awareness for the North Central Kansas Region: - A huge order! The lighting practices in the area are getting really bad. This grass-roots project will take everyone to become educated and aware of the horrible and wasteful lighting practices common to all modern societies. For more information, please go to the International Dark Sky Society. Become a member and help to preserve our night skies, not just for Astronomy, but for general health and conservation.
Boy Scouts of America: Astronomy Merit Badge - These pages are designed of the Merit program we offer. Please use these for your resource.

If you wish to contact us, you can email nckas@nckas.org 

This page updated: 09/14/05 05:23:19 PM


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