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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

Jun
26

9:00 am June 26, 2019 - 10:30 am June 30, 2019

The 16th Annual Optical "Star Party" and Conference. Click here for information.

Jun
28

June 28, 2019 - June 29, 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.

Jul
2

July 2, 2019 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Astronomy Workshops are held at Mount Cuba EVERY Tuesday except when a Monthly Meeting or a special event is scheduled or an emergency. Feel free to come out to develop your astronomy skills or projects, or to talk and do astronomy! If it's clear we can image or observe from the Sawin.

Jul
5

July 5, 2019 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Jul
6

July 6, 2019 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Moon presentations at 7:15 p.m. and 8 p.m, followed by observing the Moon through telescopes until 10:00PM. Free for DMNH Members, or regular admission. Click here for registration 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.

 

 

Featured Articles

At Mount Cuba Astronomical Observatory
Published: 09-08-2016 Hits: 2766
Click here then scroll down for Public and Family events at the MCAO.
EarthSky - Tonight
Published: 05-26-2018 Hits: 990
Click here to read about what you can see tonight in the sky.
Heavens Above
Published: 05-26-2018 Hits: 870
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: 2385
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: 4222
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: 3682

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