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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

Oct
21

October 21, 2017 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Presentation in the lecture hall about the thin crescent moon and Orionids meteor shower, followed by viewing the October night sky through telescopes. Click here for updated information. 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.

Oct
24

October 24, 2017 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.

Oct
25

October 25, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 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. Click here for more information. Contact Greg Lee, DAS Observing Chair, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

Oct
27

October 27, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Explore the stars and enjoy some ice cream! (Raindate is the following day, same time.) Click here for details. Contact Jeff Lawrence, DAS VP, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

Oct
28

October 28, 2017 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Start with a campfire talk at the McCloskey Campground, then join in a world-wide celebration of our nearest neighbor, the MOON! View the night sky through telescopes with the DAS. Information is here. DAS members should watch for more details from the DAS Yahoo Group as we near the date. There is more for members after 9PM. Contact Jeff Lawrence, DAS VP, 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
Published: 09-08-2016 Hits: 1133
Click here then scroll down for Public and Family events at the MCAO.
New Horizons Latest Reports
Published: 06-25-2015 Hits: 2043
Observing at Dark Sites
Published: 10-13-2017 Hits: 32
There’s nothing wrong with any size telescope that a good dark sky doesn’t fix. That’s been my mantra ever since my first visit to Cherry Springs State Park with my 8” ...
Photographing the ISS Transit
Published: 01-25-2016 Hits: 2096
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 ...
Reports on Events
Published: 12-18-2014 Hits: 2234

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