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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


March 20, 2018 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Topic: “Traveling With Your Scope”; Guest Speaker Preston Smith, a world traveler and retired Air Force Officer, will explain how to bring a small scope along on your next vacation or business trip. Board meeting at 7PM, all are welcome; General Meeting at 8PM. Download The FOCUS for full club details and more information.


March 21, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

DAS & MCAO present an introduction to observing the night sky for all ages. Equipment will be available or bring your own. Red-filtered lights only, please. Meet at the Hunter Barn parking lot. No fee. Contact Jeff Lawrence, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.


March 23, 2018 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Will include a general tour of the constellations and telescope viewing. We will meet in the Area 1 Parking Lot (by the ropes course) Contact: Samantha Sobel at this email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more details about the park


April 3, 2018 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Come to the Astronomy Workshop at Mount Cuba. Share your astronomy interests, talk about and do astronomy! Held EVERY Tuesday except during Monthly Meetings, special events or an emergency. If it's a clear sky we can observe at the Sawin!


April 7, 2018 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Presentation in the lecture hall on How to Read a Star Chart, followed by viewing the night sky through telescopes. Contact Ted Trevorrow, DAS Education Chair, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

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

At Mount Cuba Astronomical Observatory
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