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.
Monthly meetings are scheduled for the 2nd Wednesday of the month at TRU, and are open to the general public.
Physical Meeting Location: Room IB 1015 (International Building) at TRU
October 14th – 8:00 am to 11:00 am
October 21st – 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
All events are open to KAS members and guests
Outdoor events are dependent on favourable weather and viewing conditions.
For events at Stake Lake, bring chairs, snacks, beverages, bug dope, boots, flash lights (red light is best!), hand sanitizer.
Masks are optional but recommended.
Stake Lake Observatory Viewing
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.
NOTE: Stake Lake is still within the wildfire evacuation zone, so no observing there for the time being.
Scheduled public viewing events will be posted here.
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
Clear Sky Forecasts
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