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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


October 24, 2016 - October 30, 2016

Click here for information.


November 3, 2016 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Dr. Mike Montgomery will lead us on a breathtaking journey among the stars of the Milky Way and the New Horizons Mission at UDel's Clayton Hall. Click here for details and registration information.


November 5, 2016

Times are TBD. DAS and the Mount Cuba Astronomical Observatory combine resources with the Delaware Museum of Natural History for an evening of astronomy. Astronomy presentation in lecture hall followed by a star party. Pre-registration needed due to limited space for this event.


November 9, 2016


November 15, 2016 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

DAS 60th Anniversary Celebration; Board meeting at 7PM, all are welcome; General Meeting at 8PM. 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.


Featured Articles

At Mount Cuba Astronomical Observatory
Published: 09-08-2016 Hits: 103
Click here then scroll down for Public and Family events at the MCAO.
DAS 2016 Dinner Meeting & 60th Anniversary Celebration
Published: 03-03-2015 Hits: 947
After the great success of the 2014 & 2015 Dinner Meeting, we will be holding this year's meeting in a similar fashion and, also, celebrating DAS' 60th Anniversary! The price will ...
Hubble Still Captivates After 25 Years
Published: 10-22-2014 Hits: 1708
Surreal Stars: After 25 Years NASA's Hubble Telescope Still Unlocks Celestial Mysteries Click here to see.    
New Horizons Latest Reports
Published: 06-25-2015 Hits: 1230
Nexus DSC by Astro Devices , mini-review
Published: 02-22-2016 Hits: 1213
On my ServoCAT driven 18” f/4.3 StarStructure LE Series telescope I installed new digital setting circles, the Nexus DSC from Astro Devices (, a drop-in replacement ...
Photographing the ISS Transit
Published: 01-25-2016 Hits: 980
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: 1521
Wading into a Cold Spring
Published: 06-03-2016 Hits: 370
In temperatures down to 23°F of my April 5, 2016 observing session at the Blue Mountain Vista Observation Field (BMVO) with my 18” f/4.3 reflector my new Cabela's Heavyweight Mens Long ...

  • 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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