About Us

The Kankakee Area Stargazers (KASG) is your local astronomy group. We currently have about 48 members of all ages with different experience levels in astronomy. Some of our members haven’t bought a telescope yet, so don’t feel intimidated. We want everyone to enjoy the night sky. Our mission is to help others learn the night sky and share our experiences with the public. Our club meets the first Saturday of every month, at the Strickler Planetarium on the campus of Olivet Nazarene University, in Bourbonnais, Illinois at 10 a.m. Meetings discuss using your telescope, use of setting circles, star hopping, constellations, star names, satellite observing, moon phases, deep sky observing, astrophotography and astroimaging, map and chart reading, and much more. We have speakers every other month or so with talks on every subject under the stars. Our club grew out of a common interest in the night sky. An organizational meeting was held, officers elected, and we began under the leadership of Steve Bell and Brock Schroeder in 2001.