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
November 3, 2016 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dr. Mike Montgomery will lead us on a breathtaking journey among the stars of the Milky Way and the New Horizons Mission at UDel's Clayton Hall. Click here for details and registration information.
November 5, 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.
November 9, 2016
November 15, 2016 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
DAS 60th Anniversary Celebration; 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.|
- 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