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.




 
Robotic Telescope Project
Phase 2 of the Robotic Telescope Project is currently underway! Please consider making a contribution today, so we can complete our fund-raising campaign.

Robotic Telescope Page | Make a Contribution




 
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

May 21: Full Moon
5:14 pm EDT
May 22: AM:  Mars at opposition with the full Moon about 7 to the upper left.

PM:  Saturn is about 4 to the right of the Moon.
May 29: Last Quarter Moon
8:12 am EDT
May 30: PM:  Mars is closest to  Earth (0.503 AU) and 18.6” in angular diameter, the closest and largest the Red Planet has been for 10 years.
Tonight from EarthSky | S&T Sky at a Glance



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