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.
We hold monthly meetings to discuss Society events and present astronomy related talks from KAS members and guest speakers.
Who: Everyone is welcome... the general public and KAS members.
When: The second Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm
Where: Either at Thompson Rivers University (TRU) or at our Stake Lake observing site.
NEXT SCHEDULED MONTHLY MEETING:
MEETINGS HAVE BEEN TEMPORARILY CANCELLED DUE TO THE COVID 19/CORONAVIRUS SITUATION.
Check back for updates as the situation evolves.
Note: We're scheduled to be in Room IB 1015 in the "International Building" (the building with the observatory on top). However if for some reason we're not in that room, please check other nearby rooms as sometimes we get 'bumped' to an adjacent room if there's a scheduling conflict! :-)
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