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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
18

November 18, 2017 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Scheduled at a member's site. Topic and agenda will be available via DAS YAHOO GROUP email and by direct email to AP-SIG members.

Nov
21

November 21, 2017 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Topic: Cassini-Huygens Missions to Saturn & Titan; Guest Speaker: John Conrad, NASA Solar System Ambassaador. Board meeting at 7PM, all are welcome; General Meeting at 8PM. Download The FOCUS for full club details and more information.

Nov
28

November 28, 2017 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Come to the Astronomy Workshop at Mount Cuba. Share your astronomy interests, talk about and do astronomy! If it's a clear sky we can observe at the Sawin! Also: the DAS Book Club will meet in the Lecture Room to discuss Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil de Grasse Tyson.

Dec
3

December 3, 2017 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

DAS will lead a discussion about the Moon's Misconceptions followed by viewing the December night sky through telescopes. FREE for DMNH Members or with paid admission to the Museum. Click here for more information.

Dec
5

December 5, 2017 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Come to the Astronomy Workshop at Mount Cuba. Share your astronomy interests, talk about and do astronomy! Held EVERY Tuesday except during Monthly Meetings, special events or an emergency. If it's a clear sky we can observe at the Sawin!

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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