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May 17 is the DAS 2016 Dinner Meeting

and 60th Anniversary Celebration

Guest Speaker: Dr. Avi Mandell of the NASA Astrobiology Institute

For Information About this Special Event click here

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

May
5

May 5, 2016 - May 8, 2016

Click here for full information.

May
7

May 7, 2016

Solar and Star Gazing among other park events. Free Admission. Registration Required. Click here for full information.

May
9

May 9, 2016 9:30 am - 2:30 pm

DAS & MCAO will have solar telescopes set up to observe Mercury's transit of the Sun. If it's cloudy, the transit can be seen in real time in the museum's Community Room. Click here for info.

May
9

May 9, 2016 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Hank Bouchelle presents, "Light and Stars."
Click here for more info and then scroll to Public Nights.

May
13

May 13, 2016 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

See night sky objects through telescopes of various sizes. Please pre-register by submitting the on-line form in this link.

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

DAS 2016 Dinner Meeting & 60th Anniversary Celebration
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After the great success of the 2014 & 2015 Dinner Meeting, we will be holding this year's meeting in a similar fashion and, also, celebrating DAS' 60th Anniversary! The price will ...
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Photographing the ISS Transit
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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 ...
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