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
June 16, 2015 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Topic: "Halton Arp And The Most Powerful Force In Nature" presented by Billie Westergard DAS Board meeting at 7PM, all are welcome. General meeting at 8PM. Download The FOCUS for full club details and more information.
June 26, 2015 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Enjoy farm fresh homemade ice cream under the night sky as MCAO associates and DAS members share telescope views with all. Click here for more info. Rain/Cloud Date: Saturday June 27
July 10, 2015 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Annual NLT Event (always a sell out) showcasing local winery, craft beer, snacks, musical entertainment and a star party. Link for 2015's ChesLen Preserve’s Friday Night Lights for a taste of what to expect.
July 15, 2015 - July 19, 2015
The 26th annual Summer MDSP will be held with guest speakers, vendors, a raffle. Early arrivals allowed with advance permission. A food vendor will be at the star party Friday evening through Sunday morning. Click here for details.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.|
- 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