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

May 21: PM: The Moon and Regulus are less than 1 apart.

First Quarter Moon
11:49 pm EDT
May 25: PM: Spica, in Virgo, and a waxing gibbous Moon are only 6 apart.
May 26: PM: The Moon, Jupiter, and Spica form a long triangle.
May 29: Full Moon
10:20 am EDT
May 31: PM: A waning gibbous Moon and Saturn are 2 apart when they rise.
June 1: AM: A waning gibbous Moon is about 3 left of Saturn.
June 3: AM: The Moon and Mars, separated by about 3, rise together in the east-southeast.
June 6: Last Quarter Moon
2:32 pm EDT
June 10: PM: Venus and the brightest stars in Gemini, Castor and Pollux, form a straight line as they set in the west.
Tonight from EarthSky | S&T Sky at a Glance

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