Welcome to the Astronomical Society of Kansas City
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 1930s, the ASKC has grown from a small group to one of the largest astronomical societies in the country, with nearly 400 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.
Let ASKC show you the stars
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.