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 8, 2016 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Observe the Moon through telescopes. Details to follow soon.
October 15, 2016 6:30 pm - 8:00 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. Click here for more information.
October 18, 2016 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Topic: “Looking Deep and Deeper” presented by Guest Speaker: John Conrad, NASA Solar System Ambassador – Board meeting at 7PM, all are welcome; General Meeting at 8PM. Download The FOCUS for full club details and more information.
October 21, 2016 - October 22, 2016
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.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.|
- 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