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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 8, 2016 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Scott Jackson presents, "What's New about Exoplanets?" Click here for more info and scroll to Public Nights.


February 16, 2016 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Topic: "Pluto Revealed" presented by Dr. Judi Provencal, Associate Professor Physics and Astronomy University of Delaware, Director of DARC and Resident Astronomer at Mt Cuba Astronomical Observatory; Board meeting at 7PM, all are welcome; General Meeting at 8PM. Download The FOCUS for full club details and more info.


February 19, 2016 - February 20, 2016

Meet with beginners as well as experts to talk about Astro-Imaging gear and techniques. The special topic for the February meeting will be planetary imaging, including the recent imaging of the ISS in front of the moon. The specific date and time depend on weather and will be announced 1-2 days ahead via DAS YAHOO GROUP email.


February 22, 2016 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Rob Lancaster presents, TBD. Click here for more info and scroll to Public Nights.


March 7, 2016 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Stan Owocki presents, "Cosmic Evolution from Big Bang to Us." Click here for more info and scroll to Public Nights.

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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