Welcome to the Kamloops Astronomical Society (KAS) Home Page.
We are a Kamloops based community astronomy club, and we welcome new members.
The objectives of the Society are to promote interest in, and the study and knowledge of, astronomy and allied sciences by lay and professional persons.
Our meetings are open to the public, but we encourage you to become a member and participate.
Annual membership fees are $20/student, $25/individual and $30/family.
For further information or to become a member, come to one of our monthly meetings or send an email using our contact form.
September 8 and October 13
Telescope Nights at Stake Lake (weather permitting)
Large Stake Lake Parking Lot – 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Open to the public with the following restrictions
- vehicles must be parked 5 meters apart
- physical distancing of 2 meters should be maintained
- masks are required
- do not attend if you have symptoms of an illness
Telescope set up and alignment begins at 7:00.
You are welcome to bring your own telescope.
Jupiter and Saturn should be visible after 8:00 (weather permitting).
Bring warmer clothing, chairs, hand sanitizer, snacks and beverages.
In person meeting at TRU for KAS members and guests.
Newmembers are welcome.
Meeting starts at 7:00 pm – room TBA.
Stake Lake Observatory Viewing
THERE WILL NOT BE ANY PUBLIC VIEWING EVENTS AT THE STAKE LAKE OBSERVATORY THIS YEAR DUE TO THE PANDEMIC.
Please note that the KAS Observatory at the Stake Lake Star Park currently does not have regularly scheduled hours of operation, and is entirely volunteer operated by KAS members.
The observatory is also closed during the winter months to minimize any foot traffic damage to the Overlander Ski Club cross country ski trails.
Observing Conditions, Clear Sky Charts, Moon Phases
Below are links to Clear Sky forecast charts for the BC Interior.
Click on the charts below for further information including how to interpret the charts.
Kamloops Clear Sky Chart
Stake Lake Observatory Sky Chart
Ashcroft Clear Sky Chart
Quilchena Ranch Sky Chart
Loon Lake Sky Chart (near Merrit)
Salmon Arm Sky Chart
Vernon Clear Sky Chart
Quesnel Clear Sky Chart