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




Upcoming
Night Sky Highlights

June 12: First Quarter Moon
4:10 am EDT
June 14: PM: Spica, the brightest star in Virgo, is less than 5 below a waxing gibbous Moon.
June 17: PM: The Moon, Saturn, and Mars make a wide, flat triangle, with the longest side stretching ~18 to connect the two planets.
June 18: PM:  The Moon and Saturn are 3 to 4 apart.
June 20: Full Moon
7:02 am EDT

Summer solstice occurs at 6:34 pm EDT.
June 27: Last Quarter Moon
2:19 pm EDT
Tonight from EarthSky | S&T Sky at a Glance



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