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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


May 27, 2016 - May 28, 2016

If the weather allows, we’ll be working with the new HDX110 and GSO 12" f/4 Imaging Newtonian for some deep-sky imaging! If the weather turns out poorly, we’ll meet in the classroom at Mt. Cuba on the special topic of "Image Calibration".
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.


12:00 pm June 2, 2016 - 12:00 pm June 5, 2016

Click here for information.


June 3, 2016 - June 4, 2016

Camp at Cypress Point observing field next to your telescope. Pick up pass at Campground Office. DMSG members $7.50; non-members $10 per night. Pay a DMSG club officer on the field.


June 3, 2016 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Greg Weaver, Manager of the Mount Cuba Observatory, presents a program for families with children from ages 6-12 about astronomy and enjoying the wonders of the sky. Click here for more info and then scroll to Family Nights.


June 10, 2016

Time: Dusk to Closing; Enjoy farm fresh homemade ice cream under the night sky as MCAO associates and DAS members share telescope views with all. Click here for more info. Rain date: June 11.

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

DAS 2016 Dinner Meeting & 60th Anniversary Celebration
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Surreal Stars: After 25 Years NASA's Hubble Telescope Still Unlocks Celestial Mysteries Click here to see.    
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Photographing the ISS Transit
Published: 01-25-2016 Hits: 581
On, January 21st, 2016, several intrepid DAS members dared to brave the cold weather the night before the Blizzard of 2016 to attempt to photograph a transit of the moon by the ISS that was predicted ...
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  • Website Background image is a modification of a Hubble Space Telescope Image of M27, the Dumbbell Nebula
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