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The Delaware Astronomical Society's purpose is to encourage interest in and share our passion for astronomy. We do so throughout the year partly through star parties, a monthly on-line newsletter and having interesting guest speakers from various fields of astronomy at our meetings. These are only a few of our offerings to the members of DAS and the public at large. On this site, you will find our calendars, much more club information, items of interest to amateur astronomers, and lots of other information. Membership is not required to attend our meetings. Information on joining DAS is available at How to Join DAS.

Upcoming Events and Activities


February 21, 2017 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Tour of Spitz Planetariums starting at 7:00pm ; No board meeting this month; Details to follow via DAS Yahoo Group email. Download The FOCUS for full club details and more information.


February 24, 2017 - February 25, 2017

The exact date, time, and activity depend on the weather and will be announced 1-2 days ahead via DAS YAHOO GROUP email and by direct email to AP-SIG members.


February 28, 2017 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

We will hold this board meeting due to missing the one at our regular monthly meeting


March 4, 2017 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

All Scout event at DMNH. Click here to get updated information.


March 16, 2017 - March 19, 2017

Click here for details.

For more event information please see the Calendar
DAS Members and guests are welcome to convene at the Sawin Observatory or another site where observing and imaging sessions take place on clear sky nights. Dates will post on the DAS Yahoo Group as weather permits.
Special Interest Groups’ (SIG) gatherings, which include developing the skill-sets for Astrophotography and Telescope Making (ATM), will post advisories to DAS members who join the DAS SIG through email.


Featured Articles

At Mount Cuba Astronomical Observatory
Published: 09-08-2016 Hits: 488
Click here then scroll down for Public and Family events at the MCAO.
DAS 2017 Dinner Meeting
Published: 03-03-2015 Hits: 1301
The 2017 Dinner Meeting will be held in a similar fashion as the three prior years although a venue is not yet established! Information on how to register and more details will follow soon. ...
New Horizons Latest Reports
Published: 06-25-2015 Hits: 1487
Nexus DSC by Astro Devices , mini-review
Published: 02-22-2016 Hits: 1723
On my ServoCAT driven 18” f/4.3 StarStructure LE Series telescope I installed new digital setting circles, the Nexus DSC from Astro Devices (, a drop-in replacement ...
Photographing the ISS Transit
Published: 01-25-2016 Hits: 1353
On, January 21st, 2016, several intrepid DAS members dared to brave the cold weather the night before the Blizzard of 2016 to attempt to photograph a transit of the moon by the ISS that was predicted ...
Reports on Events
Published: 12-18-2014 Hits: 1728

  • Horsehead/Flame Nebula photo in home page banner is courtesy of Frank Colisimo
  • Website Background image is a modification of a Hubble Space Telescope Image of M27, the Dumbbell Nebula
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