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
August 10, 2015 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
"Connections between Astronomy and Astrology" presented by Carolyn Stankiewicz. For adults and students 5th grade and above. Click here and scroll to "Public Nights" for full details.
August 13, 2015 - August 16, 2015
Considered by many to be the "Birthplace of Amateur Telescope Making." Click here for details.
10:00 am August 14, 2015 - 10:00 am August 18, 2015
At The Mountain Institute Spruce Knob Mountain Center, WV, click http://www.ahsp.org/ for details.
August 21, 2015 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Family Night is for families with young children from ages 6 to 12. Click here and scroll to "Family Night" for full details.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