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. 2: DUSK: A crescent Moon is ~5 to right of Mars.
Aug. 3: First Quarter Moon

DUSK:  The Moon is almost  directly between Mars and Saturn.
Aug. 10: Full Moon - largest of 2014
Aug. 11: PM:  The Moon is about 4 to the upper left of Neptune.
Aug. 12: PM: Perseid Meteor Shower peaks, but a bright Moon washes out all but the brightest of meteors.

Abrams Night Sky Notes | S&T Sky at a Glance




KAS Online Video of the Week: