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
September 26, 2014 - September 28, 2014
The AMATEUR ASTRONOMERS ASSOCIATION OF PRINCETON host a weekend of camaraderie and observing at the best dark sky location within 90 minutes of Princeton http://www.princetonastronomy.org/starquest/SQ2014_flyer.pdf
October 3, 2014 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Enjoy farm fresh homemade ice cream under the waxing gibbous Moon as DAS members share telescope views with all. See their website for more information: http://www.woodsidefarmcreamery.com/
October 4, 2014 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Astronomy presentation in the lecture hall and if weather permits a star party on the rear lawn. DAS and MCAO Partners with DelMNH for Astronomy Day.
October 10, 2014 - October 11, 2014
Tentatively Flex-scheduled for October 10 or 11 at a member's home, theFor more event information please see the DAS Calendar
specific date selected 1-2 days in advance according to the weather. We’ll have our usual Question and Answer session and review of members’ astrophotos.
DAS Yahoo Group email will announce the weather related scheduling of this AP-SIG meeting.
|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.|
- Horsehead/Flame Nebula photo in home page banner is courtesy of Frank Colisimo