General Meetings

ASKC General Meetings are usually held at the UMKC Volker Campus in Royall Hall, Room 111, on the fourth Saturday of each month — except:

  • September: Members-only picnic (no regular meeting)
  • November: Saturday prior to Thanksgiving
  • December: Annual holiday party (no regular meeting)

The night begins with 30-Minute Astronomy (a short program on an introductory topic), followed by a meet and greet with light refreshments. ASKC's library will be open for browsing and material checkout. The meeting format typically includes welcome and introductions, guest speaker presentation, Q&A, and then general announcements and business items.

Meetings are free and open to the public.


This Month's Meeting

Join us for our April 2024 General Meeting, Saturday, April 27, at 7:00 p.m., in UMKC’s Royall Hall

Our April speaker is Rajendra Gupta from the University of Ottawa, in Canada, via Zoom. His presentation is titled “Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and Universe’s Age.” He holds a Ph. D. in physics from the University of Allahabad, in India. He is currently a physics professor on the Faculty of Science, University of Ottawa, teaching astrophysics to senior undergraduate and graduate students. He is also doing research in astrophysics, cosmology, and general relativity, especially the dynamics of the universe under evolutionary physical constants beyond the standard model; CMB, JWST, and cosmic dawn observations, BAO, BBN; LSS and galaxy formation; dark matter and dark energy.




Saturday, April 27th, 2024

  • 6:00 PM: 30-Minute Astronomy by Stuart Riley
  • 6:30 PM: Refreshments, ASKC Library Open
  • 7:00 PM: Program


Upcoming Meetings

The next General Meetings will be at UMKC Royall Hall on May 25, June 22, and July 27.



Royall Hall, UMKC, 800 East 52nd Street, Kansas City, Missouri

Free parking is available in the garage south of 52nd Street.

Enter Royall Hall via the east doors under the pedestrian bridge.

Virtual option: ASKC members will receive an invitation to participate via Zoom.


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