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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

May
24

May 24, 2017 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Bring your solar filter material and the instrument for which it's intended so that you get the proper fitting for the specific instrument.The session will provide everything else: stiff paper, scissors, kleenex, glue, double-sided tape, electrical tape. Check your DAS Yahoo Group email for more information.

May
24

May 24, 2017 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Click here for the Eclipse Mega Movie that will follow the Solar Filter Construction Workshop..

May
26

May 26, 2017 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Here's an opportunity for side-by-side comparison of the capabilities of refractors vs reflectors on double stars. Join us at the MCAO for a night of extraordinary observing.

May
30

May 30, 2017 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

All are welcome to participate or just sit in on this Special Meeting of the DAS Board. On the agenda: New Loaner Scopes, New Focuser, Coma Correctors, Sawin Security, Feedback and Planning on the SkyShed Pod, deck plans and a shed for the 17.5" scope.

Jun
6

June 6, 2017 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Books to be determined.

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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