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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

Aug
21

August 21, 2017

The Great American Solar Eclispe Millions of Americans will see the sight of a lifetime when a rare total solar eclipse sweeps the nation from Oregon to South Carolina. Day turns to night for up to 2 minutes and 40 seconds and the sky's most beautiful spectacle, the Sun's corona, reveals itself in grandeur. For more information about the Solar Eclipse click here and here.

Sep
1

September 1, 2017 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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

Sep
9

September 9, 2017 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Come to meet the DAS! Bring your own burgers, dogs, or steaks. We'll have grills for you to use! If you have a favorite picnic side make some extra to share. Bring your chairs too. Bring your solar observing scopes if you like. Catch Venus in the daytime with us in our Sawin Observatory on the grounds of Mount Cuba Astronomical Observatory. If there's enough interest perhaps we'll hang 'til dark for stargazing.

Sep
12

September 12, 2017 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Universe in the Rearview Mirror by Dave Goldberg will be discussed this month. Many might remember the lively presentation that Dr. Goldberg gave at a DAS meeting this past spring.

Sep
16

September 16, 2017 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Held at the Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site in Elverson, PA and hosted for FREE by the ChesMont Astronomical Society. Rain/cloud date is 9/17. Click here for more details.

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
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Click here then scroll down for Public and Family events at the MCAO.
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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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