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.

 

2015 Dinner Meeting Speaker
Published: 04-16-2015 Hits: 785
    MIKE MENZEL: MISSION SYSTEMS ENGINEER for the JAMES WEBB SPACE TELESCOPE Abstract:   This presentation will give an overview of the James Webb Space ...
2015-9 Lunar Eclipse Photos
Published: 09-29-2015 Hits: 765
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 ...
A1 Comet Siding Spring Near Miss with Mars Oct. 19, 2014
Published: 10-15-2014 Hits: 2191
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.
At Mount Cuba Astronomical Observatory
Published: 09-08-2016 Hits: 777
Click here then scroll down for Public and Family events at the MCAO.
Chasing Pluto
Published: 07-07-2015 Hits: 944
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.
Comet Lovejoy In the Sky
Published: 12-16-2014 Hits: 1645
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
DAS 2015 Dinner Meeting
Published: 03-03-2015 Hits: 2179
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: 1557
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: 433
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. ...
DAS at the DelMarva StarGaze XX April 24 - 27, 2014
Published: 08-15-2014 Hits: 1390
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 ...
DelMarva's Fall Stargaze
Published: 10-12-2014 Hits: 3484
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 ...
DelMNH Hosts Astronomy Day- May '14
Published: 08-21-2014 Hits: 1006
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 ...
Dusk w/Jupiter & Venus
Published: 06-26-2015 Hits: 881
The gap between Venus and Jupiter reaches a minimum of 2/3 of the Full Moon’s width on June 30. Click here.
Friday Night Lights at ChesLen Preserve
Published: 10-11-2014 Hits: 1504
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 ...
Friday Night Lights at ChesLen Preserve
Published: 05-30-2015 Hits: 874
Hubble Still Captivates After 25 Years
Published: 10-22-2014 Hits: 2074
Surreal Stars: After 25 Years NASA's Hubble Telescope Still Unlocks Celestial Mysteries Click here to see.    
InOMN at ChesLen Preserve
Published: 08-22-2014 Hits: 984
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, ...
NEAF 2014
Published: 08-21-2014 Hits: 1669
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 ...
New Horizons Latest Reports
Published: 06-25-2015 Hits: 1729
Nexus DSC by Astro Devices , mini-review
Published: 02-22-2016 Hits: 2119
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 ...
Observing Supernova SN2014j (The Cigar Lights Up)
Published: 08-21-2014 Hits: 1525
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 ...
Reports on Events
Published: 12-18-2014 Hits: 1958
Return to Spruce Knob
Published: 10-15-2014 Hits: 1069
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 ...
Some Lessons in Observational Astronomy
Published: 03-26-2017 Hits: 137
     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 ...
Wading into a Cold Spring
Published: 06-03-2016 Hits: 760
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 ...

 

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