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

Night Sky Highlights

April 16: AM: Saturn is 5 to the lower left of a waning gibbous Moon.
April 18: PM: Mars is less than 4 from the Pleiades for the next 5 nights. Look low in the west.
April 19: Last Quarter Moon
5:57 am EDT
April 22: AM: The Lyrid meteor shower peaks (10 meteors/hour).
April 23: DAWN: A waning crescent Moon is about 8 to the right of Venus, low in the east.
April 26: New Moon
8:16 am EDT
April 28: DAY: A thin crescent Moon, about 30 from the Sun, occults Aldebaran in broad daylight at 12:22 pm.
Tonight from EarthSky | S&T Sky at a Glance

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