The Kalamazoo Astronomical Society is the oldest organization of its kind in Michigan and one of the largest. Its purpose is to promote the exchange of information among those with a common interest in all areas of astronomy, to educate the public about astronomical discoveries and events and to cooperate with other amateur and professional astronomical organizations.

Our membership consists of people from all walks of life, educational backgrounds and ages.  The majority of the membership are novices or armchair astronomers; most don't even own a telescope. Therefore, you don't need any technical knowledge or fancy equipment to be a part of the KAS. Please consider attending a meeting or joining us under a starry sky.




 
Robotic Telescope Project
The biggest fund-raiser in KAS history is currently underway! Help us install a telescope in Arizona. Contribute to the Robotic Telescope Project today!

Robotic Telescope Page | Make a Contribution




 
Library Telescope Prog.
Check out a telescope as you would a book at your local library. Two libraries currently participate in the program. Contact your library and ask them to join in!

LTP Page | LTP Manual




Upcoming
Night Sky Highlights

Aug. 6: Last Quarter Moon
10:03 pm EDT
Aug. 8: AM: The Moon forms a triangle with the Pleiades and Aldebaran in Taurus.
Aug. 12: PM: The Perseid meteor peaks. Best viewing will be during the early morning hours of the 13th, but meteors will be visible all night long. A thin waning crescent Moon will not cause any interference.
Aug. 14: New Moon
10:53 am EDT
Aug. 16: DUSK:  Use binoculars to spot Mercury ~6 right of a thin waxing crescent Moon, very low in the west.
Tonight from EarthSky | S&T Sky at a Glance



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