To all those who come to the ASKC for information, fellowship and experiences in the field of astronomy:

Due to the measures and guidelines set forth by local, state and federal government agencies, we are temporarily suspending all ASKC general meetings, educational and offsite events and all public events at Powell Observatory.  Please contact us if you're interested in learning more about private events for small groups at 913-438-3825.

The UMKC campus has closed their facilities until further notice so we will not be holding any general meetings at Royall Hall on the UMKC campus until further notice.  Warko Observatory has also been closed for this time.

Until further notice our monthly General Meetings will be conducted on Zoom and Facebook Live on the 4th Saturday evening of each month. ASKC members will receive a webinar invitation. The public can view all of the events free of charge via Facebook. Visit our Events/General Meetings page for more information and meeting topics.

All private and public events at Powell Observatory have also been temporarily suspended.  This means that until further notice, Powell Observatory will not be open for our usual Saturday, public nights.  Private night reservations for the observatory are also temporarily suspended.

In lieu of the public night programs at Powell, we will be conducting live presentations by members of our observatory staff on the first and third Saturday evenings of each month, via Zoom and Facebook Live. ASKC members will receive a webinar invitation. The public can view all of the events free of charge via Facebook. Please visit our Observatories/Powell Observatory web page for a schedule of those events.


We appreciate the patience and understanding that has been shown to us and others through this difficult time.  Please continue to check this website for updates and we are continuing to work on our teleconferencing capabilities.