Any person, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, handicap, or national origin, expressing an interest in astronomy or a related science will be welcomed as a member of the Kalamazoo Astronomical Society on payment of their required dues.

Membership in the KAS has the following advantages:

  • Monthly programs on a wide variety of astronomical subjects.

  • Participate in workshops such as astrophotography and telescope construction.

  • The opportunity to attend field trips to various astronomical museums, planetariums, observatories, and star parties.

  • Take advantage of magazine discounts from such publications as Astronomy Technology Today and Sky & Telescope.

  • Check out material from the club's library during general meetings.
  • Use of KAS facilities, such as the Remote Telescope and Owl Observatory, upon completion of proper training courses (additional fees may apply).

  • Borrow equipment from the society's growing collection of telescopes and binoculars.

  • Attend monthly observing sessions at the Kalamazoo Nature Center free of charge.

  • Membership in the Astronomical League, a nationwide organization of amateur astronomers.

  • Subscription to our monthly Prime Focus newsletter and the Astronomical League's quarterly newsletter, the Reflector.

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You can become a member of the Kalamazoo Astronomical Society by one of two ways:

* Please note that membership fees are slightly higher than listed below when joining online, but it's very convenient! This helps offset the PayPal fees. A PayPal account is NOT required to join online.

Membership Fees are the Following:
Once we receive your membership form and dues, you are now a full-fledged member of the Kalamazoo Astronomical Society. Congratulations!

Please Note: The supporting membership is for out-of-state residents only. Supporting members will get a membership card and receive our monthly newsletter, Prime Focus. Please select one of the other membership types to receive full KAS benefits. Use the online form to become a supporting KAS member!