Upcoming Astronomy Events

As a service to our community, Sky & Telescope lists astronomy-related events, including star parties, observatory public nights, astronomy talks, and more. Star parties offer dark skies and astronomical fellowship and often cater to families and feature special activities for kids. Public nights give the general public a chance to view the sky through large telescopes, and public talks are a great place to learn the fundamentals of the science and the craft.
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Introduction to Amateur Astronomy

January 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 1:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until March 12, 2022


Stargazing is easy, and astronomy is something anyone can do and enjoy. You just have to get started off on the right foot. Starting out wrong can lead to disappointment, frustration, and wasted money. Starting out right can lead to a lifetime of celestial exploration and enjoyment. Today, the hobby of astronomy - the biggest and most mind-boggling branch of amateur nature study - is attracting more people than ever. The Kalamazoo Astronomical Society is happy to present a five-part lecture series that will help you become a star-hopping skymaster!

The lecture series will again be offered online via the video conferencing service Zoom. Admission is FREE but those interested in attending are asked to register on our website. Registrants will be provided with the Zoom webinar link, along with comprehensive notes for each installment of the series. Those participants that attend ALL FIVE parts and sign-in as instructed during the lecture will receive a Certificate of Completion. Only then will you be a full-fledged amateur astronomer!


January 15
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Kalamazoo Astronomical Society – Richard Bell