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.




 
Get Your Eclipse Shades
Get ready for the Great American Eclipse on August 21st. KAS Eclipse Shades help you observe the Sun safely. Purchase online or at any KAS event.

SkyShop | Schedule of Events




 
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

May 22: DAWN: A waning crescent Moon is about 3 to the lower right of Venus.
May 25: New Moon
3:44 pm EDT
May 29: PM: A waxing crescent Moon is 3 to the lower left of the Beehive Cluster (M44).
May 31: PM: The nearly first quarter Moon is near Regulus.
June 1: First Quarter Moon
8:42 am EDT
June 3: PM: Jupiter is about 2 to the lower right of a waxing gibbous Moon.

PM: A double shadow transit occurs on Jupiter from 10:22 pm to 12:22 am EDT.
June 9: Full Moon
9:10 am EDT

PM: Saturn is about 3 to the right of the Moon.
Tonight from EarthSky | S&T Sky at a Glance



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