ASKC General Meeting Information

General meetings of the Astronomical Society of Kansas City, are free and open to the public. We meet the fourth Saturday of each month (except December and for the annual picnic), usually in Room 111 of Royall Hall, on the campus of the University of Missouri at Kansas City, located one block west of 52nd and Rockhill Road.
Meeting time starts at 6:30pm with a "Meet and Greet" for guests and new members. The General meeting begins at 7:00 pm and usually ends around 9:00 PM. Come early at 6:00 pm to catch our Astro 101 series. Astro 101 is a source of information about various aspects of astronomy for everyone, and whether you are a novice or an experienced observer.

Meetings consist of some short business notes, our featured speaker and social hour. Plan on arriving early and take advantage of meeting our members, asking questions, and finding out what we are all about!at we are all about!


General Meeting - Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 7:00 PM in Room 104 - Royall Hall - UMKC

6:00 - 6:30 Astro 101

6:30 - 7:00 Meet and Greet*

7:00 - Halo There

The featured speaker at the January general meeting will be Telescope Craftsman and Amateur Telescope Maker, Jeremy Baker. Jeremy’s interest in astronomy and telescopes began about fi fteen years ago. Jeremy’s early efforts as a young astronomer in telescope making were fostered by the ASKC and the members have also provided him with much encouragement.

Many of his telescopes have been at Powell Observatory on Saturday
nights for members and the public to view through. He also attends the
Heart of America Star Party with his children and welcomes everyone to
examine and view through the telescopes he has created.

Jeremy’s presentation is titled “Halo There” and will address atmospheric
halo phenomena, appearance, cause and historical aspects.

Jeremy earned the Binocular Messier Program as a member of the ASKC and Earth Orbiting Satellite Observing Program with the Astronomy Associates of Lawrence, Kansas.


Meetings of the Astronomical Society of Kansas City take place at
7:00 p.m. the fourth Saturday of the month except September and December. The September meeting is the annual "members only picnic".



We've added an informal meet-and-greet from 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Board members and club members will be available to answer questions, chat about news of the day and in general get to know faces in the light, rather than voices in the dark. Treats will be available for the meet-and-greet before meetings and after meetings. Also after general meetings and weather permitting, you are invited to the roof of Royall Hall to look through some of the instruments inhabiting the Warkoczewski Observatory.



Astro 101 starts up again with the January meeting. The session is on winter observing. It will begin at 6:00 p.m. in room 104 across the lobby from the general meeting room in
Royall Hall on the campus of UMKC.


ASKC January 2015 Calendar

10-10 Calendar


Map to Royall Hall, UMKC


General Meeting

Monthly Calendar