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 2017 DAS May Dinner Meeting

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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


April 27, 2017 - April 30, 2017

Join the Delmarva Stargzers for their 2017 Stargaze Star Party at Trap Pond's Cypress Point! For details click here.


May 2, 2017 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Our current book is Beyond UFOs: The Search for Extraterrestrial Life and Its Astonishing Implications for Our Future. Please join us, if you come to a meeting, you can vote for next month's book!


May 5, 2017 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Explore the stars and enjoy some ice cream! (Raindate is the following day, same time.) Click here for details.


May 16, 2017 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Annual Dinner Meeting; Guest Speaker - Shawn D Domagal-Goldman Topic:The Next 30 Years in the Search for Life on Planets Around Other Stars. No board meeting this month. Click here for more information and to register.


May 24, 2017 - May 28, 2017

Click here for full 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.


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  • Website Background image is a modification of a Hubble Space Telescope Image of M27, the Dumbbell Nebula
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