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

April 22: AM: The Lyrid meteor shower peaks. Expect 15 - 20 meteors per hour.

First Quarter Moon
5:46 pm EDT

PM: The Moon is near the famous Beehive Cluster (M44) in Cancer.  Both will be visible in 750 or 1050 binoculars.
April 24: PM: The Moon is 3 to the left (west) of Regulus in Leo.
April 29: Full Moon
8:58 pm EDT
April 30: PM: The Moon is 6 to the lower left of Jupiter.
May 2: DUSK: Aldebaran and Venus are separated by about 6 in the west-northwest.
May 4: AM: A waning gibbous Moon, Saturn, and Lambda Sagiitarii (the top star of the Teapot) form a triangle.
Tonight from EarthSky | S&T Sky at a Glance

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