KERN ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY

REACH FOR THE STARS

About Us


About Us About Us
Who We Are
The Kern Astronomical Society (KAS) was founded in 1956 with a charter to “foster interest in astronomy among members, amateur astronomers, and the general public”. We are a club of amateur astronomers that include individuals and families. Anyone interested in astronomy is welcome. The Kern Astronomical Society (KAS) would like to invite you to discover the “Wonders of the Universe.”

Why We Are Here
KAS intends to “bring the joys of astronomy” to the general public. We attend schools, scout groups, and a variety of other community events with telescopes and a lot of enthusiasm. We enjoy showing people everything from the rings of Saturn, to Jupiter’s moons, to the craters of the Moon, and more. See the star party coordinator below for more information.

Membership


Membership
To learn more about the club, come to a KAS meeting! Our meetings are free, open to the public and family friendly.  We meet on the first Friday of the month at 6:30 PM for dinner followed by the business meeting and program at 7:30 PM at the Round Table Pizza at the corner of Gosford and White Lane (4200 Gosford Rd, Suite 101 in the “Meeting Room”) in Bakersfield—see the map below.

Annual membership is $25 and our memberships are "family" memberships. Members of KAS also get membership in the Astronomical League. New members get first crack at borrowing one of the club telescopes for a month!

To join or renew your membership with KAS, bring this form to our monthly meetings with a payment of $25 in the form of cash, check, or credit card. You can also mail in the form to:

KAS
5501 Stockdale Hwy #10241
Bakersfield, CA 93389

Events


Past Events

Title Date Location
New Moon Star Party at Chuchupate 28 Sep 2019 Frazier Mountain Rd, Frazier Park, CA 93225, USA
Board Meeting at the Double Tree Hotel 24 Sep 2019 3100 Camino Del Rio Ct, Bakersfield, CA 93308, USA
Monthly Meeting 06 Sep 2019 4200 Gosford Rd #101, Bakersfield, CA 93313
Public Star Party at Panorama Bluffs 24 Jul 2019 Bluff St & Panorama Dr, Bakersfield, CA 93306, USA

Club Activities


Newsletter

We publish a periodic newsletter of club activities and upcoming astronomy events called the SYZYGY.

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Star Parties

We have two club star parties every month on the Saturday evenings of third quarter Moon and new Moon (weather permitting).

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Club Officers

Click here for current officer's contact information. New officers are elected every September.

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"For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream."

Vincent Van Gogh

Contact Us


  • General Meeting Site (first Friday each month): Round Table Pizza, 4200 Gosford Road # 101
  • Postal Address: 5501 Stockdale Hwy #10241 Bakersfield, CA 93389