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, March 28, 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 - Pictures in the Night

For David Lane, it’s more than point, click and shoot. Avid amateur astronomer, ASKC member and accomplished astrophotographer David Lane will take us on a tour of how he creates his wonderful works of the night sky. His presentation will introduce the novice as well as the experienced photographer to some of the tips and tricks of doing astrophotography that will inspire others to give this area of astronomy a try. David’s work has been highlighted on many websites such the Astronomy Picture of the Day, in magazines and the Kansas City Star. Visit David’s Facebook page for a preview of his work at:



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.



March’s Astro 101 will develop your awareness of seasonal patterns, which is essential for planning. You will learn how a few simple resources assist you in projecting observing windows months in advance. In turn, you can use this foundation to schedule observing sessions and to create observing lists.

We’ll use this background for our April session, which will concentrate
on planning a night’s target list. Please join us for another session of Astro 101
March 28th at 6:00 p.m. in UMKC’s Royall Hall, room 104. Please join us.
We hope to see you there!


ASKC March 2015 Calendar

10-10 Calendar


Map to Royall Hall, UMKC


General Meeting

Monthly Calendar