Kalamazoo Astronomical Society 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 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 Better get out your binoculars, telescope for Comet PanSTARRS http://wmuk.org/post/better-get-out-your-binoculars-telescope-comet-panstarrs <p>The Comet PanSTARRS has been within view for about a week now, but the Kalamazoo Astronomical Society has been waiting for a weekend to plan their public watch party. K.A.S. President Richard Bell says a comet is basically a piece of ice and rock leftover from when the planets were formed.</p><p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 21:30:00 +0000 Rebecca Thiele 3177 at http://wmuk.org Better get out your binoculars, telescope for Comet PanSTARRS Watch or listen to the Geminid meteor shower Thursday and Friday night http://wmuk.org/post/watch-or-listen-geminid-meteor-shower-thursday-and-friday-night <p>The meteor shower will peak on the nights of December 13th and 14th. <a href="http://kasonline.org/">Kalamazoo Astronomical Society </a>President Richard Bell says the best time to start looking would be around 10pm until dawn.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 10 Dec 2012 20:26:44 +0000 Rebecca Thiele 440 at http://wmuk.org Watch or listen to the Geminid meteor shower Thursday and Friday night