image1 image2 image3 image4 image5

DAS Home

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

Dec
28

December 28, 2014 - December 29, 2014

On the nights of December 28th and 29th, Comet Lovejoy will pass just 10 arc minutes south of the eighth-magnitude globular cluster M79 in Lepus. Click here to read all about the comet.

Jan
20

January 20, 2015 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

7PM: DAS Board meeting, all are welcome.
8PM: General meeting - This Evening's Presentation:
Near-Earth Objects and Other Dangers from Space presented by: John Conrad NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador.
Download The FOCUS for full club details and more information.

Jan
23

10:15 pm January 23, 2015 - 5:45 am January 24, 2015

On January 23/24 the shadows of three moons transit Jupiter’s cloud tops followed by the same moons’ disks. Click here to read all about these amazing events.

Feb
13

February 13, 2015 5:30 pm - 7:30 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.

Feb
17

February 17, 2015 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Topic: TBD; DAS Board meeting at 7PM, all are welcome. General meeting at 8PM.
Download The FOCUS for full club details and more information.

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

Another Comet Lovejoy Coming
Published: 12-16-2014 Hits: 35
On the nights of December 28th and 29th, Comet Lovejoy will pass just 10 arc minutes south of the eighth-magnitude globular cluster M79 in Lepus. Click here to read all about the comet
DelMarva's Fall Stargaze
Published: 10-12-2014 Hits: 117
DASers gathered at Tuckahoe State Park, MD for the Fall No Frills Stargaze of the DelMarva Stargazers held from September 18 to 21, 2014. Arriving Thursday afternoon about 3PM, I had my tent set up ...
Hubble Still Captivates After 25 Years
Published: 10-22-2014 Hits: 96
Surreal Stars: After 25 Years NASA's Hubble Telescope Still Unlocks Celestial Mysteries Click here to see.

  • 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
free joomla templatesjoomla templates

We have 3 guests and no members online

Search DAS Website

Login Form

© 2014  Delaware Astronomical Society Website   globbers joomla template