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

July 26: Last Quarter Moon
7:00 pm EDT
July 28: AM: The Delta Aquariid meteor shower peaks.
July 29: DAWN: Aldebaran skims the waning crescent Moon’s northern horn shortly before sunrise.
July 30: DUSK: Mercury is within 30 arcminutes of Regulus. Look low in the west-northwest about 40 minutes after sunset.
Aug. 2: New Moon
4:44 pm EDT
Aug. 3: DUSK: Mercury is 16 to the lower right of Jupiter, while Venus 8 to the lower right of Mercury.
Tonight from EarthSky | S&T Sky at a Glance

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