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

Feb. 23: First Quarter Moon
3:09 am EST

PM:  The Moon is less than 5 from Aldebaran in Taurus.
Feb. 28: PM: A nearly full Moon begins the night by leading Regulus across the sky. Watch the gap decrease throughout the night. Then be less than apart after midnight.
March 1: DAWN: The Moon, Jupiter, Mars, and Saturn form celestial arc from the west to southeast.

Full Moon
7:51 pm EST
March 3: DUSK: Only 1 separates Venus and Mercury, look low in the western sky.
March 7:PM: A waning gibbous Moon and Jupiter are 4 apart.
Tonight from EarthSky | S&T Sky at a Glance

KAS Online Video of the Week: