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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

Oct
27

October 27, 2014 6:44 pm - 7:44 pm

Mission: ISS Cargo Resupply; Launch Vehicle: Antares
Rescheduled Target Date: Oct. 27 due to Hurricane Gonzales; Launch Time: 6:44 p.m. EDT. Click here for complete information.

Nov
1

November 1, 2014 7:00 pm - 10:00 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.

Nov
18

November 18, 2014 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

This Evening's General Meeting Presentations:
"Schiefspiegler Telescopes" by Dave Groski;
"Image Processing of Raw Data from the Chandra X-Ray Observatory and the Hubble Space Telescope" by Phil Moyer;
"Visit to Lick Observatory" by Bill Hanagan;
"From the Observing Chair" by Fred De Lucia;
7PM: DAS Board meeting, all are welcome;
8PM: General Meeting. Download The FOCUS for full club details.

Dec
8

December 8, 2014 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Greg Lee, President of the Delaware Astronomical Society speaks about Observing Meteor Showers at the Delaware County Institute of Science. Click here for more information about this event.

Dec
13

December 13, 2014 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Astronomy presentation in the lecture hall on the Geminid Meteor shower and if weather permits a star party on the rear lawn. DAS and the MCAO Partners with DelMNH. Click here for more information about this event.

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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  • 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
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