We have a new name! Welcome to the Delmarva Astronomy Society! With regular events around the Eastern Shores of Maryland and Virginia, as well as southern Delaware, we have definitely outgrown the confines of Sussex County. Additionally, the presence of other Sussex Counties, both in New Jersey and the United Kingdom, has created some confusion as to where we are based. It's official! The Sussex County Astronommy Society is now the Delmarva Astronomy Society!
We also have a new web address... delmarvaastronomy.com. We will maintain our old address as well!
Welcome to the Delmarva Astronomy Society (DAS)!
We are a group of men, women, and youth in southern Delaware who are passionate about learning more about our universe. Many of us own telescopes, but not all of us - a telescope is certainly not required for you to join us. We have no officers or dues... this is just a society of people with a common interest in astronomy!
Our monthly meetings are held on the 1st Thursday of most months at the Milton Library. Please check our calendar to confirm meeting dates, times, and presentations. Our meetings cover all aspects of astronomy, including the night sky, telescope use, astrophotography, and other topics related to space and the universe. Our society is open to the public.
We are associated with the local non-profit astronomy outreach foundation, the Delmarva Space Sciences Foundation (DSSF), and most of our public outreach events are done in conjunction with the DSSF. In place of dues, we urge you to consider contacting the DSSF and making a donation towards their outreach efforts. Society members also frequently get together to stargaze and do astrophotography amongst ourselves... public events don't allow the privacy needed to do more serious study and photography of the night sky.
Whether you are an expert astronomer, you just got your first telescope, or you just love learning about space, we hope you will come and join us!
Check out our own Ryan Goodwin as the cover story in the January-February 2016 issue of the Eastern Shore magazine, Coastal Style! The "Star Warriors" article can be found on pg. 58.
Also, make sure to read about the latest invention of our friend, inventer, and amateur astronomer, Russ Lederman. Russ and his company, Denkmeier Optical, recently released the LOA-21, a telescope accessory for owners of his bino-viewer system which provides a stunning 3D view of deep-sky objects! This article can be found on pg. 62.
Click HERE or on the image to read the article!
We are excited to announce that we will be joined by Nancy Lee Rodden of ILC Dover at our next DAS Meeting! ILC Dover has designed and manufactured all NASA space suits since the Apollo missions. Nancy will bring a real space suit, and will be discussing ILC's role in space flight.
You don't want to miss this!
Join us next Thursday, April 7th at 6:00pm at the Milton Public Library!
For a calendar view of all upcoming events, visit the News & Events page!
Powerpoint presentations from past meetings are available on our Links page!
Clear Sky Chart for Milton, DE
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