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.

Get Your Eclipse Shades
Get ready for the May 20th partial solar eclipse and the June 5th Transit of Venus. Buy some eclipse shades from the KAS and witness a piece of history!

SkyShop | Schedule of Events


The Miller Planisphere
Need help tracking down those elusive stars and constellations? Get yourself a Miller Planisphere. It's a computerized star map that doesn't need batteries!

SkyShop | Using Star Maps

Night Sky Highlights

Apr. 21: New Moon

AM:  Lyrid meteor shower peaks (~12 meteors/hour).
Apr. 22: Dusk:  Jupiter is 3 below a very thin crescent Moon very low in west.
Apr. 23: PM: Pleiades are to the right of a very thin crescent Moon.
Apr. 24: PM:  Venus is 6 to upper right of the thin crescent Moon.
Apr. 29:First Quarter Moon
Apr. 30:PM: Look above the Moon for Mars (left) and Regulus.

Abrams Night Sky Notes | S&T Sky at a Glance

KAS Online Video of the Week: