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




Upcoming
Night Sky Highlights

Jan. 11: DAWN: Jupiter and Mars, 2 apart, are joined by a waning crescent Moon.
Jan. 15: DAWN: A very thin crescent Moon forms a triangle with Mercury and Saturn.
Jan. 16: Last Quarter Moon
9:17 pm EST
Jan. 24: First Quarter Moon
5:20 pm EST
Jan. 26: PM: A nearly full Moon is near Aldebaran in Taurus. Watch the Moon move closer to the star throughout the night.
Jan. 27: PM: Asteroid 1 Ceres is at opposition and easily observable in binoculars.
Jan. 31: Full Moon
8:27 am EST
Tonight from EarthSky | S&T Sky at a Glance



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