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

Nov. 14: DAWN: Venus, once again the Morning Star, and Spica, the brightest star in Virgo, are only separated by 1 low in the east-southeastern.
Nov. 15: First Quarter Moon
9:54 am EST

PM: The Moon is 3 to the lower right of Mars.
Nov. 17: PM: The Leonid meteor shower peaks in the early evening, but the best chances to see meteors are in the early morning hours.
Nov. 23: Full Moon
12:39 am EST

PM: The Moon and Aldebaran, in Taurus, rise less than 3 apart in the east-northeast. Watch them grow apart through out the night.
Nov. 29: AM: Regulus, the brightest star and heart of Leo, will be about 2 to the lower right of the Moon.

Last Quarter Moon
7:19 pm EST
Tonight from EarthSky | S&T Sky at a Glance



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