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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


November 30, 2014 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


December 8, 2014 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Greg Lee, President of the Delaware Astronomical Society speaks about Observing Meteor Showers at the Delaware County Institute of Science. Click here for more information about this event.


December 13, 2014 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Astronomy presentation in the lecture hall on the Geminid Meteor shower (that peaks tonight and the next) and if weather permits a star party on the rear lawn where we can, also, watch for the Geminids. DAS and the MCAO Partners with DelMNH. Click here for more information about this event.


December 16, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

DAS Holiday Party for DAS members and invited guests only; No Board Meeting tonight.


January 20, 2015 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

7PM: DAS Board meeting, all are welcome.
8PM: General meeting - This Evening's Presentation:
Near-Earth Objects and Other Dangers from Space presented by: John Conrad NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador.
Download The FOCUS for full club details and more information.

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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  • 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
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