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

Oct. 15: AM: A waning crescent Moon occults Regulus at ~5:39 am EDT. The star reappears at 6:29 am.
Oct. 17: DAWN: A razor-thin waning crescent Moon is 6 above Venus, while Mars is less than 2 to the Moon's right. Binoculars recommended to spot the Red Planet.
Oct. 19: New Moon
3:12 pm EDT
Oct. 21: AM: The Orionid meteor shower peaks before sunrise.
Oct. 23: DUSK:  Saturn is about 6 left of a waxing crescent Moon, low in the southwest.
Oct. 24:PM: The crescent Moon is about 6 to the upper left of Saturn.
Oct. 27:First Quarter Moon
6:22 pm EDT
Tonight from EarthSky | S&T Sky at a Glance

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