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

Dec. 13: DAWN: A thin waning crescent Moon is 4 above Mars.

PM: The Geminid meteor shower peaks; up to 120 meteors per hour is possible.
Dec. 14: DAWN: A very thin waning crescent Moon is about 4 above Jupiter and 9 to the lower left of Mars.
Dec. 18: New Moon
1:30 am EST
Dec. 20: DAWN: Jupiter is less than 1 away from the double star Alpha Librae (Zubenelgenubi).
Dec. 21: Winter solstice takes place in the Northern Hemisphere at 11:28 am EST, bringing the longest night of the year.
Dec. 26: First Quarter Moon
4:20 am EST
Tonight from EarthSky | S&T Sky at a Glance

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