[Schedule of Events]

The KAS is one of the most active organizations in West Michigan. We hold a wide variety of entertaining and educational events throughout the community. Below is a schedule of all of our upcoming activities. This page is updated regularly, so please visit often. Unless noted otherwise, all KAS activities are open to the general public.


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General Meeting
Friday, January 13 @ 7:00 pm | Kalamazoo Area Math & Science Center

Details coming soon...






Introduction to Amateur Astronomy
Saturday, January 21 @ 1:00 pm | Portage District Library


For a long time, the stars were merely pinpoints of light on the black backdrop of the heavens. Before massive telescopes on mountaintops came along, all we could observe were the Sun, Moon, planets, their satellites, and the occasional comet.  Today we know that those pinpoints of light are distant suns and that we live in a remote corner of one galaxy amongst billions.  For our first presentation, we'll travel through our solar system, explore the star clusters and nebulae of our Milky Way Galaxy, and the countless other galaxies in this vast, infinite universe.

NOTE: For more information on the entire series and to register please visit the Introduction to Amateur Astronomy webpage. Participants that attend ALL FIVE parts will receive a Certificate of Completion!






Introduction to Amateur Astronomy
Saturday, January 28 @ 1:00 pm | Portage District Library


Is that a bright star or a planet?  Where's the constellation Orion?  Your first task as an amateur astronomer is to learn your way around the night sky.  Learn how to find any star or constellation in the night sky with the use of a simple star map.  We'll also look at several of the best books geared toward the novice stargazer and the many sophisticated planetarium programs for your home computer.

NOTE:
For more information on the entire series and to register please visit the Introduction to Amateur Astronomy webpage. Participants that attend ALL FIVE parts will receive a Certificate of Completion!




Annual Meeting
Friday, December 1 @ 6:30 pm | Kalamazoo Area Math & Science Center




It's time for the annual KAS Holiday Party!  As usual we will be celebrating at our annual meeting on December 1st.  We are planning on starting at 6:30 pm, one half hour earlier than usual. The evening will begin with the party featuring several rousing rounds of BINGO with exciting prizes. Then there will be a short business meeting featuring the election of the 2018 KAS officers and at-large board members.

As in past years, we will have a potluck hors d'oeuvre and dessert extravaganza. The KAS will provide beverages consisting of soft drinks and hot wassail. So, bring your favorite goodie to share and join your fellow KAS members for an evening of friendship and fun. If you are a new member this will be a wonderful opportunity to meet other club members, get acquainted with this year's KAS board, help elect the new officers and board for 2018, and find out what the KAS is all about. Hope to see you there!

Please Note:  This event is for KAS Members and invited guests only.  If you'd like to attend then JOIN the KAS today!