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
Phase 2 of the Robotic Telescope Project is currently underway! Please consider making a contribution today, so we can complete our fund-raising campaign.

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

Night Sky Highlights

July 2: DAWN: Aldebaran is about 4 to the upper right of a thin waning crescent Moon. Look low in the eastern sky about 90 minutes before sunrise.
July 4: New Moon
7:01 am EDT

Earth at aphelion, farthest from Sun for 2016.
July 7: DUSK: Regulus is about 3 to the upper right of a waxing crescent Moon.
July 8: DUSK: The Moon is about 4 to the lower right of Jupiter. Sigma Leonis is less than 1 above Jupiter.
July 11: First Quarter Moon
8:52 pm EDT

PM:  The Moon is 5.5 to the upper right of Spica.
Tonight from EarthSky | S&T Sky at a Glance

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