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

July 16: Last Quarter Moon
3:26 pm EDT
July 20: DUSK: A slim crescent Moon is about 3 lower right of Venus.
July 23: New Moon
5:46 am
July 24: DUSK: A super-thin waxing crescent Moon is 5 to the lower right of Mercury.
July 25: DUSK: Mercury and Regulus are separated by just 1. Look low in the west, about 8 to the lower right of the Moon.
July 28: DUSK: A crescent Moon is 3 above Jupiter. Spica shines about 8 to their left.
July 30: First Quarter Moon
11:23 am EDT
Tonight from EarthSky | S&T Sky at a Glance



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