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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


December 18, 2018 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

DAS Holiday party; NO board meeting this month; Bring your favorite Holiday treats be they homemade or store bought, it's a pot luck of celebration. Download The FOCUS for full club details and more information.


January 8, 2019 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Astronomy Workshops are held at Mount Cuba EVERY Tuesday at 7PM except when a Monthly Meeting is scheduled or unless there is a special event or an emergency. Feel free to come out, hang out, to talk and do astronomy! If it's clear we can image or observe from the Sawin. PLUS, the DAS Book Club meets to discuss Brief Answers to the Big Questions by Stephen Hawking


January 15, 2019 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Topic: Member mini-talks; Board meeting at 7PM, all are welcome; General Meeting at 8PM. Download The FOCUS for full club details and more information.


January 18, 2019 - January 19, 2019

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


January 20, 2019 9:00 pm - 11:59 pm

Lunar Eclipse. 30 minute lectures at 9:00PM and again at 9:45PM. View the eclipse, weather permitting, from 10:30PM – midnight.

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

At Mount Cuba Astronomical Observatory
Published: 09-08-2016 Hits: 2320
Click here then scroll down for Public and Family events at the MCAO.
EarthSky - Tonight
Published: 05-26-2018 Hits: 554
Click here to read about what you can see tonight in the sky.
Heavens Above
Published: 05-26-2018 Hits: 491
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: 1227
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: 3645
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
Published: 12-18-2014 Hits: 3296

  • 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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