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

May 5: AM: Eta Aquariid meteor shower peaks before dawn. Expect ~20 meteors per hour.
May 6: New Moon
3:29 pm EDT
May 7: DUSK: A razor thin waxing crescent Moon is about 5.5 to the lower right of Aldebaran.
May 9: Transit of Mercury begins at 7:13 am EDT and lasts until 2:42 pm.
May 13: First Quarter Moon
1:02 pm EDT

PM: Regulus is 3 or 4 above the Moon, while Jupiter is 15 to their upper left.
May 14: PM: Jupiter is about 4 to the upper left of a waxing gibbous Moon.
Tonight from EarthSky | S&T Sky at a Glance

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