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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

Jun
22

June 22, 2018 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Delaware Astronomical Society and Mount Cuba Astronomical Observatory will be bringing their telescopes to the farm. Explore the stars and enjoy some ice cream at Woodside Creamery! Rain Date Saturday June 23.

Jun
26

June 26, 2018 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Astronomy Workshops are held at Mount Cuba EVERY Tuesday at 7PM except when a Monthly Meeting is scheduled or unless there is a special event or an emergency. Feel free to come out, hang out, to talk and do astronomy! If it's clear we'll be observing at the Sawin.

Jun
26

June 26, 2018 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Come to the Astronomy Workshop at Mount Cuba. Share your astronomy interests, talk about and do astronomy! Held EVERY Tuesday except during Monthly Meetings, special events or an emergency. If it's a clear sky we can observe at the Sawin!

Jul
3

July 3, 2018 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Astronomy Workshops are held at Mount Cuba EVERY Tuesday at 7PM except when a Monthly Meeting is scheduled or unless there is a special event or an emergency. Feel free to come out, hang out, to talk and do astronomy! If it's clear we'll be observing at the Sawin.

Jul
10

July 10, 2018 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Astronomy Workshops are held at Mount Cuba EVERY Tuesday at 7PM except when a Monthly Meeting is scheduled or unless there is a special event or an emergency. Feel free to come out, hang out, to talk and do astronomy! If it's clear we'll be observing at the Sawin.

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
Published: 09-08-2016 Hits: 1843
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.
Friday Night Lights 2018
Published: 06-19-2018 Hits: 8
Friday Night Lights is an evening of music, beer, wine, sunset socializing and a star party.  Click here for more details.
Heavens Above
Published: 05-26-2018 Hits: 67
Click here for finding the International Space Station and many other orbiting and Solar System objects.
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Published: 10-13-2017 Hits: 677
There’s nothing wrong with any size telescope that a good dark sky doesn’t fix. That’s been my mantra ever since my first visit to Cherry Springs State Park with my 8” ...
Photographing the ISS Transit
Published: 01-25-2016 Hits: 3022
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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