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

March 27: New Moon
10:57 pm EDT
March 29: DUSK: Look for 1.5 magnitude Mars about 10 above a thin waxing crescent Moon about 30 - 45 minutes after sunset.
March 30: DUSK: The Moon is about 7 left of Mars.
April 1: DUSK: Mercury reaches its highest altitude of the year. Look for the innermost planet low in the west 30 - 45 minutes after sunset. Mars is 15 above Mercury
April 3: First Quarter Moon
2:39 pm EDT
April 6: PM: A waxing gibbous Moon is within 2 of Regulus, Leo the Lion’s brightest star.
April 7: Jupiter is at opposition.
April 10: PM: The  Moon is about 3.5 from Jupiter.
Tonight from EarthSky | S&T Sky at a Glance



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