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.
Wednesday, August 3 – Stake Lake Observatory
9 PM – midnight
-Dark sky viewing and field testing the observatory
Friday, August 12 – TRU Observatory
8 PM – 11 PM
-A public event featuring Saturn, Jupiter, Mars and a (nearly) Full Moon
-Maybe some Perseids?
Wednesday, September 14 – Stake Lake Observatory
8 PM – 11 PM
-Dark sky until the Moon rises at 9:30
Wednesday, October 12 – Stake Lake Observatory
7 PM – 10 PM
-Saturn, Jupiter, Moon and Mars
All events are open to members and guests.
Bring chairs, snacks, beverages, bug dope, boots, flash lights, hand sanitizer.
Masks are optional but recommended.
Stake Lake Observatory Viewing
We are hoping to resume public observing events at Stake Lake in August 2022.
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