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

Night Sky Highlights

Dec. 4: DUSK: The Moon is 6 to the right of Mars.
Dec. 7: First Quarter Moon
4:03 am EST
Dec. 12: PM: The dark limb of a nearly Full Moon occults Aldebaran at ~10:51 pm EDT and reappears at ~12:07 am.
Dec. 13: Full Moon
7:05 pm EST

PM: The Geminid meteor shower peaks, but is severely hindered by a Full Moon.
Dec. 19: AM: Regulus, the heart of Leo the Lion, is 7 to the upper right of a waning gibbous Moon when they rise at about midnight.
Dec. 20: Last Quarter Moon
8:56 pm EST
Dec. 21: Solstice: Winter begins in the Northern Hemisphere at 5:44 am EST.
Tonight from EarthSky | S&T Sky at a Glance

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