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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

Sep
29

September 29, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Explore the stars and enjoy some ice cream! (Raindate is the following day, same time.) Click here for details.

Oct
3

October 3, 2017 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Dr. Jane Rigby will show us how the James Webb Space Telescop will revolutionize our view of the universe. Click here for more details. Please register here.

Oct
13

October 13, 2017 - October 14, 2017

The exact date, time, and activity depend on the weather and will be announced 1-2 days ahead via DAS YAHOO GROUP email and by direct email to AP-SIG members.

Oct
14

October 14, 2017 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

DAS assists with the Grand Opening Event of the Library opening on Rt 9, across from the Bowlerama!

Oct
17

October 17, 2017 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Topic: TBD; 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
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Click here then scroll down for Public and Family events at the MCAO.
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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 ...
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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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