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

July 24: PM: A waxing gibbous Moon is near Saturn.
July 27: Full Moon
4:20 pm EDT

PM: Mars at opposition and 7 to the lower right of the Moon.

Celebrate with us during MarsWatch 2018 on July 27th and 28th.
July 31: PM: Mars comes closer to Earth than it has since 2003. It reaches a maximum magnitude of -2.8 and will be 24.3ʺ in angular diameter.
Aug. 1: DUSK: Enjoy a planet parade all month long! Brilliant Venus hangs above the western horizon after sunset., with red-orange Mars in the southeast. Jupiter and Saturn are between them.
Aug. 4: Last Quarter Moon
2:18 pm
Aug. 6: AM: A waning crescent Moon is near the Hyades cluster in Taurus the Bull.
Tonight from EarthSky | S&T Sky at a Glance

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