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.

KAS Membership
Interested in becoming a member of the oldest and one of the largest astronomy clubs in Michigan? Click on the links below to learn more or join today!

Joining the KASOnline Membership Form

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

Night Sky Highlights

Aug. 7: Full Moon
2:11 pm EDT
Aug. 12: PM: Perseid meteor shower peaks, but light from a waning gibbous Moon will interfere.
Aug. 14: Last Quarter Moon
9:15 pm EDT
Aug. 16: AM: A waning crescent Moon is 2 from Aldebaran.
Aug. 19: DAWN: A thin crescent Moon is 5 below Venus, look low in the east.
Aug, 21: New Moon
2:30 pm EDT

TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE visible along a 70-mile-wide path from Oregon to South Carolina.

Kalamazoo will experience an 83% partial solar eclipse, with maximum coverage at 2:23 pm EDT.
Aug. 25: DUSK: A waxing crescent Moon, Jupiter, and Spica form a triangle low in the west-southwest.
Tonight from EarthSky | S&T Sky at a Glance

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