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.




 
KAS Membership
Interested in becoming a member of the oldest and one of the largest astronomy clubs in Michigan? Click on the links below to learn more or join today!

Joining the KASOnline Membership Form




 
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 17: PM: The Moon and Regulus are about 4 apart.
June 19: PM: Vesta, one of the brightest asteroids, is at opposition.
June 20: First Quarter Moon
6:51 am EDT
June 23: PM: A gibbous Moon and Jupiter are about 4 apart.
June 27: PM: Saturn is at opposition and 1 to the lower right of the Moon.
June 28: Full Moon
12:53 am EDT
July 1: DAWN: A waning gibbous Moon and Mars are 6 apart.

DUSK: Spot Mercury low on the western horizon shortly after sunet. It' can be found there for the first half of the month.
July 6: First Quarter Moon
3:51 am EDT
July 9: PM: Venus and Regulus, the bright star in Leo, are less than 1 apart.
Tonight from EarthSky | S&T Sky at a Glance



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