Featured speakers at our general meetings
cover a wide variety of topics to pique the interest of the membership at-large. However, more
and more members have a growing interest in astrophotography, where the hobby of amateur astronomy meets the art of photography. This hobby within a hobby has grown
dramatically over the past couple of decades thanks to digital cameras, specialized telescopes, precision mounts, and numerous other accessories and software. The
time seems right for the KAS to form an Astrophotography Special Interest Group (AP-SIG) of its own.
All KAS members and even those from the general public that are interested in astrophotography are encouraged to participate and share their knowledge, so that we
all may grow into better sky shooters! No experience or special equipment is required to participate. We plan to cover a wide variety of topics on all forms of
astrophotography and at all skill levels.
Here is a brief list of benefits the new KAS Astrophotography SIG will have:
- Sharing our most recent images.
- Discuss/review the latest equipment.
- Software tutorials/demonstrations.
- Processing demonstrations and workshops.
- Occasional talks by noted astrophotographers.
- Joint meetings with other Astrophotography SIGs.
Meeting Times & Location
The KAS Astrophotography SIG meets on the third Friday of every month between September and May. Meetings will be held in room 1110 of Rood Hall,
located at 2101 Wilbur Avenue
on the main campus of Western Michigan University. Parking is
free in Lot 61, the employee parking lot outside of Everett Tower and Rood Hall, after 6pm on Fridays. Admission is FREE! Special gatherings and workshops may be
held during the summer months. These will be for KAS members only.
Member Astrophotography Gallery
Many Kalamazoo Astronomical Society members have allowed us to share their best images
of the universe in our Gallery.
We hope to add several more pages in the future so please keep checking back!