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

Feb. 20: AM: A waning crescent Moon and Saturn are separated by 6 when they rise in the southeast at 4am.
Feb. 26: New Moon
9:58 am EST
March 1: PM: Mars is 5 right of a waxing crescent Moon. Venus blazes 15 to the lower right of the pair. Uranus is about 2 below Mars (use binoculars).
March 4: PM: The Moon is in the Hyades cluster and occults the bright star Aldebaran at ~11pm. The star reappears 30 minutes later.
March 5: First Quarter Moon
6:32 am EST
March 10: PM: A waxing gibbous Moon lies 2 - 4  below of lower left of Regulus, Leo the Lion's brightest star.
March 12: Daylight Saving Time begins at 2:00 am.
Tonight from EarthSky | S&T Sky at a Glance

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