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, October 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 - Why Planetary Nebula Have Their Colors

The featured speaker for the October meeting is Dr. Angela Speck, Director of Astronomy at University of Missouri, Columbia.

Dr. Speck earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Queen Mar, University London and her Ph.D. from University College, London. Her Post Doc work was done at University of London and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Follow Dr. Speck at Twitter: @Stardustspeck You can contact her 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" and the December meeting is our annual holiday party.



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.



The Sun outshines all other astronomical objects in our solar system. Curiously, astronomers tend to pass up the opportunity to observe our nearest star.

Viewing the Sun rewards astronomers with detailed views of sunspots and prominences, although it does require special equipment. The Astronomical League
offers two Sun-focused programs, the Sunspotter program and Hydrogen Alpha.

October’s Astro 101 will cover solar observing, emphasizing the safe observation of sunspots. Please join Astronomical Society of Kansas City observer Richard
Schoenberger on Saturday, October 24th, at 6:00 p.m. in room 104 of Royall Hall on the UMKC campus. Richard will cover techniques and tools to help you make the most
of your time at the eyepiece

Astro 101 is held in room 104 of Royall Hall at UMKC at 6:00 p.m. just before the General Meeting


ASKC October 2015 Calendar

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Map to Royall Hall, UMKC


General Meeting

Monthly Calendar