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

Night Sky Highlights

April 16: New Moon
9:57 pm EDT
April 17: AM: Saturn is at aphelion and hasn’t been further from the Sun since 1959.
April 18: PM: A slender waxing crescent Moon is near the Hyades cluster and 2 from Aldebaran.
April 22: AM: The Lyrid meteor shower peaks. Expect 15 - 20 meteors per hour.

First Quarter Moon
5:46 pm EDT

PM: The Moon is near the famous Beehive Cluster (M44) in Cancer.  Both will be visible in 750 or 1050 binoculars.
April 24: PM: The Moon is 3 to the left (west) of Regulus in Leo.
April 29:Full Moon
8:58 pm EDT
Tonight from EarthSky | S&T Sky at a Glance

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