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 7, 2016
Solar and Star Gazing among other park events. Free Admission. Registration Required. Click here for full information.
May 9, 2016 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
DAS & MCAO will have solar telescopes set up to observe Mercury's transit of the Sun. If it's cloudy, the transit can be seen in real time in the museum's Community Room. Click here for info.
May 9, 2016 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hank Bouchelle presents, "Light and Stars."
Click here for more info and then scroll to Public Nights.
May 13, 2016 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
See night sky objects through telescopes of various sizes. Please pre-register by submitting the on-line form in this link.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.|
- 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