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The 2015 May Dinner Meeting Topic & Speaker:

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)

by Michael T. Menzel, JWST Mission Systems Engineer 

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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


April 18, 2015 - April 19, 2015

World’s Largest Astronomy Expo - the ultimate astronomy experience. Click here for info.


April 21, 2015 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Topic: Needle in a Haystack: The Search for 1A Supernova by Dr. Steve Walters, IEEE Fellow and author of CCDWare, The Ultimate Image Session Planning Solution. DAS Board meeting at 7PM, all are welcome. General meeting at 8PM. Download The FOCUS for full club details and more information.


April 25, 2015 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Free with museum admission. Hands-on activities, space specialists & scientists celebrate Hubble’s legacy. Click here for more info.


April 25, 2015 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm

A late afternoon of Solar Observing with telescopes filtered for observing the Sun, and an evening of stargazing as DAS introduces all to observing the night sky. Equipment is available, or bring your own. Red-filtered lights only, please. No fee but call to pre-register at 302-761-6963. Meet in the Hunter Barn parking lot. Click here for more information.


May 2, 2015 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

DAS and the Mount Cuba Astronomical Observatory combine resources with the Delaware Museum of Natural History to Star Party for an evening of astronomy. Click here for more information about pre-registration. $3 for DMNH members, $5 for non-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.


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