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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


August 8, 2015 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm

StarFest at Hopewell Furnace - Free and Open to the public! Keynote Speaker, door prizes, telescope observing. Details click here. Cloud date is Sunday 8/9; Backup Dates: Saturday 8/15 and Sunday 8/16.


August 10, 2015 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

"Connections between Astronomy and Astrology" presented by Carolyn Stankiewicz. For adults and students 5th grade and above. Click here and scroll to "Public Nights" for full details.


August 13, 2015 - August 16, 2015

Considered by many to be the "Birthplace of Amateur Telescope Making." Click here for details.


10:00 am August 14, 2015 - 10:00 am August 18, 2015

At The Mountain Institute Spruce Knob Mountain Center, WV, click for details.


August 21, 2015 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Family Night is for families with young children from ages 6 to 12. Click here and scroll to "Family Night" for full 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.


Featured Articles

Chasing Pluto
Published: 07-07-2015 Hits: 49
On July 14, 2015, the New Horizons spacecraft will zip past Pluto and its five known moons. Nobody really knows what it will find. Click here for more.
Historic Pluto Encounter
Published: 06-25-2015 Hits: 101
Hubble Still Captivates After 25 Years
Published: 10-22-2014 Hits: 571
Surreal Stars: After 25 Years NASA's Hubble Telescope Still Unlocks Celestial Mysteries Click here to see.    
Reports on Events
Published: 12-18-2014 Hits: 401

  • 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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