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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


December 4, 2015 - December 5, 2015

We will meet at an AP-SIG member's imaging site for a demonstration of Astro-Imaging gear and techniques. The specific date, time and place will be announced 1-2 days ahead via the DAS YAHOO GROUP email.


December 13, 2015 - December 14, 2015

The Geminids meteor shower is one of the finest meteor showers visible in either the Northern or the Southern Hemisphere. If skies are clear there will be a DAS YAHOO GROUP posting for observing sessions at one or more observing sites.


December 15, 2015 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

DAS Holiday Party at the Mt. Cuba Observatory; No Board Meeting tonight. You can bring a plate of your favorite holiday goodies to share if you like.


December 19, 2015 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Bellevue State Park offers an evening of stargazing as DAS shows constellations and gives an introduction to observing the night sky. Equipment will be available, or you may bring your own. Red-filtered lights only please. No fee for this program.
Call the Park to pre-register 302-761-6963. Meet in the Hunter Barn parking lot. Click here for more information.


January 15, 2016 - January 16, 2016

The AP-SIG will meet at MCAO. We'll have our usual Q&A session, a presentation on a "Special Topic" related to astro-imaging, and review members' astrophotos. The specific date, time and place will be announced at least 1-2 days ahead via DAS YAHOO GROUP email. Anyone interested in learning more about astrophotography is welcome to attend.

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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