astronomy http://wmuk.org en Desert Telescope To Let Kalamazoo Astronomers Stargaze Year Round http://wmuk.org/post/desert-telescope-let-kalamazoo-astronomers-stargaze-year-round <p><em>UPDATE: Thanks to an Irving S. Gilmore Foundation grant, t<span style="line-height: 1.5;">he Kalamazoo Astronomical Society has now funded 88 percent of the project.</span></em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Kalamazoo Astronomical Society is raising money for a <a href="http://kasonline.org/project.html">robotic telescope</a> that will broadcast images of the night sky from one of the best star gazing sites in the country.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 12 May 2014 22:47:00 +0000 Rebecca Thiele 14272 at http://wmuk.org Desert Telescope To Let Kalamazoo Astronomers Stargaze Year Round See the Blood Red Moon During Tuesday's Lunar Eclipse http://wmuk.org/post/see-blood-red-moon-during-tuesdays-lunar-eclipse <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Early Tuesday morning the full moon will move into the Earth’s shadow.</span></p><p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:30:00 +0000 Rebecca Thiele 13449 at http://wmuk.org See the Blood Red Moon During Tuesday's Lunar Eclipse Comet ISON fades out, but still holds hope for scientists http://wmuk.org/post/comet-ison-fades-out-still-holds-hope-scientists <p>This week, the Kalamazoo Astronomical Society was forced to cancel its watch party for Comet ISON. After the comet’s trip around the sun, it’s a lot less bright and barely visible.</p><p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 22:09:06 +0000 Rebecca Thiele 10733 at http://wmuk.org Comet ISON fades out, but still holds hope for scientists New Mars mission to study loss of water, atmosphere http://wmuk.org/post/new-mars-mission-study-loss-water-atmosphere <p>A new spacecraft will be on its way to Mars in November to help us understand the planet’s atmosphere.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 02:37:08 +0000 Rebecca Thiele 8673 at http://wmuk.org New Mars mission to study loss of water, atmosphere Flaming meteors and comets, oh my! http://wmuk.org/post/flaming-meteors-and-comets-oh-my <p></p> Thu, 07 Mar 2013 15:49:49 +0000 Andrew Robins 2998 at http://wmuk.org Flaming meteors and comets, oh my!