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

Night Sky Highlights

Oct. 12: New Moon
8:06 pm EDT
Oct. 17: DAWN: Mars and Jupiter are less than apart, Venus blazes 6 to the upper right.
Oct. 20: First Quarter Moon
4:31 pm EDT
Oct. 22: AM: The Orionid meteor shower peaks before dawn; expect 20 meteors per hour.
Oct. 24: DAWN: Jupiter and Venus are less than 2 apart until the 26th; dimmer Mars is just 3 below them.
Oct. 27: Full Moon
8:05 am EDT
Tonight from EarthSky | S&T Sky at a Glance

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