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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

Apr
26

April 26, 2019 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

With state of the art imagery using massive ultrahigh definition screens Professor Cox will explore the nature of space and time from the big bang to black holes, the latest missions to the planets and the origin and fate of life and intelligence in the Universe. Click here for information.

Apr
30

April 30, 2019 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Astronomy Workshops are held at Mount Cuba EVERY Tuesday except when a Monthly Meeting or a special event is scheduled or an emergency. Feel free to come out, hang out, to talk and do astronomy! If it's clear we can image or observe from the Sawin.

May
3

May 3, 2019 - May 4, 2019

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.

May
7

May 7, 2019 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Astronomy Workshops are held at Mount Cuba EVERY Tuesday except when a Monthly Meeting or a special event is scheduled or an emergency. Feel free to come out, hang out, to talk and do astronomy! If it's clear we can image or observe from the Sawin. Plus, the DAS Book Club meets to discuss Safely to Earth: The Men and Women Who Brought the Astronauts Home, by Jack Clemons.

May
8

May 8, 2019 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm

DAS & MCAO present an introduction to observing the night sky for all ages. Equipment will be available or bring your own. Red-filtered lights only, please. Meet at the Hunter Barn parking lot. No fee. Contact Greg Lee, DAS Observing Chair, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions.

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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Click here to read about what you can see tonight in the sky.
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Photographing the ISS Transit
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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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