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
July 27, 2016 - July 31, 2016
The York County Star Party replaces the discontinued Mason Dixon Star Party for all that wish to continue gathering at the same location. More information here.
July 29, 2016 - July 30, 2016
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.
August 4, 2016 - August 7, 2016
Click here for information.
August 6, 2016
Times are TBD. DAS and the Mount Cuba Astronomical Observatory combine resources with the Delaware Museum of Natural History for an evening of astronomy. Astronomy presentation in lecture hall followed by a star party. Pre-registration needed due to limited space for 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.|
- 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