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.
ENGINEER for the JAMES WEBB SPACE TELESCOPE
This presentation will give an overview of the James Webb Space ...
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 ...
for Animation and up to date information of Comet Siding Springs' Close Encounter With Mars of Oct. 19, 2014. For more information click here
then scroll down for Public and Family events at the MCAO.
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
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
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 ...
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 ...
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
Three planets, a few dozen galaxies, several galaxy groups and a couple of galaxy clusters, along with a number of various eye popping nebulae ...
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 ...
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 ...
The gap between Venus and Jupiter reaches a minimum of 2/3 of the Full Moon’s width on June 30. Click here
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 ...
Surreal Stars: After 25 Years NASA's Hubble Telescope Still Unlocks Celestial Mysteries Click here
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 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...