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
The biggest fund-raiser in KAS history is currently underway! Help us install a telescope in Arizona. Contribute to the Robotic Telescope Project today!

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

Night Sky Highlights

Aug. 29: Full Moon
2:35 pm EDT

DAWN:  Look due east about 30 minutes before sunrise, where Venus is now about 10 above the horizon.
Sept. 5: AM: Aldebaran (occulted by the Moon when below the horizon) reappears at about 12:39 am EDT.

Last Quarter Moon
5:54 am EDT
Sept. 10: DAWN: A waning crescent Moon is between Venus and Mars low in the east.
Sept. 11: DAWN: A thin crescent Moon passes less than 4 to the right of Regulus, below Mars and Venus.
Tonight from EarthSky | S&T Sky at a Glance

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