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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


12:00 pm October 8, 2015 - 12:00 pm October 11, 2015

The Delmarva Stargazers host with coffee continuously; soup or chili on Thursday and Friday nights; Fish fry on Saturday afternoon; Soda and hot dogs available at minimal cost. Full information here.


October 12, 2015 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

"Adventures in Modern Astronomy " presented by Judi Provencal, Resident Astronomer at Mt Cuba. For adults and students 5th grade and above. Click here and scroll to "Public Nights" for full details.


October 14, 2015 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Fergal Mullally, a Kepler scientist, will sketch out the mission's quest to find other Earth-like planets when he delivers his "Chasing Shadows" talk at the annual Harcourt C. "Ace" Vernon Memorial Lecture. The event will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14 at UD’s Clayton Hall Conference Center. For more information Click Here


October 16, 2015 - October 17, 2015

We will meet at an AP-SIG member's imaging site for a demonstration of Astro-Imaging gear and techniques. The specific date, time and place will be announced 1-2 days ahead via DAS YAHOO GROUP email.


October 17, 2015 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Gather at MCAO for some solar observing and a side-by-side comparison of several different Lunt solar scopes.Bring out your own filtered scopes, binoculars, sun-spotter type projectors. Grills will be provided for cooking burgers and dogs.

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.


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