The purpose of the Astronomical Society of Kansas City (ASKC) is to provide a
community to support education and outreach to the Greater Kansas City area,
observing events and research opportunities for members and guests, and
resources for all interested in astronomy and allied sciences.
Since the 1920s, the ASKC has grown from a small group to one of the largest
astronomical societies in the country, with well over 500 members. Although
there are a few professional astronomers among us, most members are
amateur astronomers from widely diverse backgrounds with a unifying
interest in observing and discovering more about our universe.
The Astronomical Society of Kansas City hosts many public and private
educational and observing events throughout the year. Find out about
the latest ASKC news, events and merchandise, as well as what's in
the sky this month.
Members enjoy many benefits, such as extended access to one of the
largest telescopes in the Midwest, a private dark sky site for
observing and camping, loaner telescopes, members-only stargazing
events and more. Becoming a member is a great way to build or
expand your knowledge of astronomy and connect with a group of
fellow astronomy lovers.