Event Reports

The Delaware Astronomical Society is a very active group and we have a lot of fun reaching out to others and enjoying the night sky.  The following articles are event reports from some of our adventures.

 

DAS at the DelMarva StarGaze XX April 24 - 27, 2014
Published: 08-15-2014 Hits: 1582
DAS at the DelMarva StarGaze XX April 24 - 27, 2014 Three planets, a few dozen galaxies, several galaxy groups and a couple of galaxy clusters, along with a number of various eye popping nebulae ...
NEAF 2014
Published: 08-21-2014 Hits: 1922
NEAF was its usual fill of new equipment, interesting lectures and opportunities to talk one-on-one with manufacturers. DAS members explored many of the exhibits, covering a broad array of astronomy ...
DelMNH Hosts Astronomy Day- May '14
Published: 08-21-2014 Hits: 1179
May 10 was AstronomyDay and DAS promoted it under very cloudy skies at the Delaware Museum of Natural History. After Greg Lee gave an informative presentation in the lecture hall, he, Keith Given and ...
Observing Supernova SN2014j (The Cigar Lights Up)
Published: 08-21-2014 Hits: 1768
Eleven to 12 million years ago a white dwarf star and its companion star weren’t playing well together in the Cigar Galaxy, aka Messier 82 (M82). The white dwarf had been systematically ...
InOMN at ChesLen Preserve
Published: 08-22-2014 Hits: 1171
Quite a bit of work on the part of the ChesLen Preserve managers helped to make a success out of the much less than favorable skies for the International Observe The Moon Night event on Saturday, ...
Friday Night Lights at ChesLen Preserve
Published: 10-11-2014 Hits: 1799
The NLT's Friday Night Lights on July 11, 2014 unfolded under mostly cloudy skies despite weather forecasts for clear to mostly clear. This annual event has been sponsored by the Natural Lands ...
DelMarva's Fall Stargaze
Published: 10-12-2014 Hits: 3709
DASers gathered at Tuckahoe State Park, MD for the Fall No Frills Stargaze of the DelMarva Stargazers held from September 18 to 21, 2014. Arriving Thursday afternoon about 3PM, I had my tent set up ...
Return to Spruce Knob (2014)
Published: 10-15-2014 Hits: 1317
My wife and I spent from September 24 to 28 in Canaan Valley, WV with buddies and their spouses from the ChesMont Astronomical Society. I’ve made this trip with them for the past 6 years and ...
A1 Comet Siding Spring Near Miss with Mars Oct. 19, 2014
Published: 10-15-2014 Hits: 2355
Click here for Animation and up to date information of Comet Siding Springs' Close Encounter With Mars of Oct. 19, 2014. For more information click here.
Hubble Still Captivates After 25 Years
Published: 10-22-2014 Hits: 2270
Surreal Stars: After 25 Years NASA's Hubble Telescope Still Unlocks Celestial Mysteries Click here to see.    
Comet Lovejoy In the Sky
Published: 12-16-2014 Hits: 1860
Please, click here to read about Comet Lovejoy when it was traveling through our Solar System in March 2015. Photo by Rob Lancaster, DAS VP, Web Designer, Program Chair
Reports on Events
Published: 12-18-2014 Hits: 2267
DAS 2015 Dinner Meeting
Published: 03-03-2015 Hits: 2394
After the great success of the 2014 Dinner Meeting, we will be holding this year's meeting in a similar fashion! The price will remain $20 per person, registration below (membership not ...
DAS 2016 Dinner Meeting
Published: 03-03-2015 Hits: 1803
The 2017 Dinner Meeting will be again held at the beautiful Ashland Nature Center. A map can be found here. Information on how to register and more details will follow soon. 6:00pm - Social Hour ...
DAS 2017 Dinner Meeting
Published: 03-03-2015 Hits: 895
The 2017 Dinner Meeting will be again held at the beautiful Ashland Nature Center. It's on Tuesday, May 16 2017 and the price is still only $20.00!!! A map can be found here. ...
2015 Dinner Meeting Speaker
Published: 04-16-2015 Hits: 945
    MIKE MENZEL: MISSION SYSTEMS ENGINEER for the JAMES WEBB SPACE TELESCOPE Abstract:   This presentation will give an overview of the James Webb Space ...
New Horizons Latest Reports
Published: 06-25-2015 Hits: 2097
Chasing Pluto
Published: 07-07-2015 Hits: 1137
On July 14, 2015, the New Horizons spacecraft will zip past Pluto and its five known moons. Nobody really knows what it will find. Click here for more.
2015-9 Lunar Eclipse Photos
Published: 09-29-2015 Hits: 960
On 9/27/15, the moon was eclipsed by the Earth's Shadow.  The Delaware Astronomical Society was prepared with 2 events scheduled.  We had one event on the Delaware river and a second ...
Nexus DSC by Astro Devices , mini-review
Published: 02-22-2016 Hits: 2824
On my ServoCAT driven 18” f/4.3 StarStructure LE Series telescope I installed new digital setting circles, the Nexus DSC from Astro Devices (http://www.astrodevices.com/), a drop-in replacement ...
Wading into a Cold Spring
Published: 06-03-2016 Hits: 985
In temperatures down to 23°F of my April 5, 2016 observing session at the Blue Mountain Vista Observation Field (BMVO) with my 18” f/4.3 reflector my new Cabela's Heavyweight Mens Long ...
At Mount Cuba Astronomical Observatory
Published: 09-08-2016 Hits: 1187
Click here then scroll down for Public and Family events at the MCAO.
Some Lessons in Observational Astronomy
Published: 03-26-2017 Hits: 439
     For this past dark window two rewarding observing sessions graced my photon starved eyeball (make that eyeballs for the time I was using binoviewers) bringing to conclusion ...
Observing at Dark Sites
Published: 10-13-2017 Hits: 76
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” ...

 

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