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, July 26, 2014 at 7:00 PM in Room 104 - Royall Hall - UMKC

6:30 - 7:00 Meet and Greet*


The July general meeting of the Astronomical Society of Kansas City will feature Ralph Dumas, operator of the Clark Telescope at
Morrison Observatory on the Central Methodist University campus
near Fayette, Mo. He will speak on the history of the Morrison Observatory.

He is a past president of Central Missouri Astronomy Association and operation manager, Laws Observatory, University of Missouri-Columbia.

His awards include the Astronomical League’s Messier Program-Honorary and the Binocular Messier. He was awarded an honorary Bachelor of Science degree in 2013 from CMU for his many years of volunteer work at Morrison Observatory.


Meetings of the Astronomical Society of Kansas City take place at
7:00 p.m. the fourth Saturday of the month except December. Th e next
three meetings will be July 26, August 23 and September 27. Th e 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 (probably) 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 won't be held at the July General Meeting, but will begin again at the August 2014 General Meeting. Check back next month to see what topic Astro 101 will cover.


ASKC July 2014 Calendar

10-10 Calendar


Map to Royall Hall, UMKC


General Meeting

Monthly Calendar