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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

Nov
24

November 24, 2020 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

We will hold a casual hangout over Zoom. Come to hangout with club member, discuss any ongoing projects, or seek help and advice. The Zoom invite will be sent out to club members a few days before the event.

Dec
1

December 1, 2020 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

We will hold a casual hangout over Zoom. Come to hangout with club member, discuss any ongoing projects, or seek help and advice. The Zoom invite will be sent out to club members a few days before the event.

Dec
8

December 8, 2020 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Monthly DAS Board meeting held over Zoom. The Zoom invite will be sent a few days before the meeting. Agenda to be published in the Focus.

Dec
15

December 15, 2020 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Topic: TBD Download The FOCUS for full club details and more information. Gate Opens 6:45PM.

Dec
18

December 18, 2020 - December 19, 2020

The exact date, time, and activity depend on the weather and will be announced 1-2 days ahead via DAS Group email and by direct email to AP-SIG members.

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 Groups.io 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.

 

SPECIAL NOTE:  

Mount Cuba is currently closed to the public due to the Coronavirus.  All of our scheduled events are online over Zoom at the moment.  The link for these meetings is emailed out to the membership.  Please let me know if you are a member and don't get the link to join a meeting.  If you are not a member and are interested in attending a meeeting, please either consider joining the club or email one of our officers for more information about how you can attend too.

 

Featured Articles

At Mount Cuba Astronomical Observatory
Published: 09-08-2016 Hits: 4210
Click here then scroll down for Public and Family events at the MCAO.
EarthSky - Tonight
Published: 05-26-2018 Hits: 2516
Click here to read about what you can see tonight in the sky.
Heavens Above
Published: 05-26-2018 Hits: 2324
Click here for finding the International Space Station and many other orbiting and Solar System objects.
Observing at Dark Sites
Published: 10-13-2017 Hits: 5388
There’s nothing wrong with any size telescope that a good dark sky doesn’t fix. That’s been my mantra ever since my first visit to Cherry Springs State Park with my 8” ...
Photographing the ISS Transit
Published: 01-25-2016 Hits: 5979
On, January 21st, 2016, several intrepid DAS members dared to brave the cold weather the night before the Blizzard of 2016 to attempt to photograph a transit of the moon by the ISS that was predicted ...
Reports on Events
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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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