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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


October 24, 2014 - October 25, 2014

Trap Pond State Park observing session with the DelMarva StarGazers. Contact Fred De Lucia, DAS Observing Chair (through the Board of Directors link in the "About" tab) to register.


October 24, 2014 - October 26, 2014

Click here for complete information.


October 27, 2014 6:44 pm - 7:44 pm

Mission: ISS Cargo Resupply; Launch Vehicle: Antares
Rescheduled Target Date: Oct. 27 due to Hurricane Gonzales; Launch Time: 6:44 p.m. EDT. Click here for complete information.


November 1, 2014 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Bellevue State Park offers an evening of stargazing as DAS shows constellations and gives an introduction to observing the night sky. Equipment will be available, or you may bring your own. Red-filtered lights only please. No fee for this program.
Call the Park to pre-register 302-761-6963.
Meet in the Hunter Barn parking lot.


November 18, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Topic: TBD; DAS Board meeting at 7PM, all are welcome. General meeting at 8PM. Download The FOCUS at the top of this page for full club details and more information.

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

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  • 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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