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
The biggest fund-raiser in KAS history is currently underway! Help us install a telescope in Arizona. Contribute to the Robotic Telescope Project today!

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




Upcoming
Night Sky Highlights

Sept. 5: AM: Aldebaran (occulted by the Moon when below the horizon) reappears at about 12:39 am EDT.

Last Quarter Moon
5:54 am EDT
Sept. 10: DAWN: A waning crescent Moon is between Venus and Mars low in the east.
Sept. 11: DAWN: A thin crescent Moon passes less than 4 to the right of Regulus, below Mars and Venus.
Sept. 13:New Moon
2:41 am EDT
Sept. 18:DUSK: A waxing crescent Moon is less than 3 from Saturn.  Antares is 12 farther to the left.
Tonight from EarthSky | S&T Sky at a Glance



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