DAS Activities

DAS Public Nights

Public Nights
Tuesday and Thursday at
DU's Historic Chamberlin Observatory
Current start time is 8:30 pm.

Costs to the public are:
$4.00 adults, $3.00 children

To book, please click:

Public Night Reservations



Spring Banquet

March 23, 2019 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Embassy Suites by Hilton Denver Tech Center
10250 E Costilla Ave
Centennial, CO 80112
Ed Scholes

Reservation Deadline Extended to Tuesday, March 19th!

The DAS Spring Banquet features:

  • Volunteer awards
  • Installation of the newly-elected Executive Board
  • Banquet-style dinner
  • Presentation of the 2018 Bill Ormsby Memorial Volunteer Award
  • Astronomy Presentation

David Elmore, 2019 DAS Spring Gala Speaker

Presentation by David Elmore

Cooperative Solar Research and Instrumentation Development

David Elmore is an Astronomer Emeritus for the National Solar Observatory (NSO) in Boulder.  He earned a Masters in Astrophysics from CU and went to work for the High Altitude Observatory (HAO) as its observer at the Sacramento Peak Observatory, operating HAO’s instruments attached to solar telescopes in Sunspot NM.  At HAO, David became involved in software, optical, and systems engineering and designed solar research instruments that have been installed at several terrestrial observatories as well as being flown on a balloon and spacecraft.

Most recently Mr. Elmore was Instrument Scientist for the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope.  NSO is completing construction of this largest ever solar telescope on Haleakala Maui.  He worked with collaborators on the designs of first-light instruments and the polarization measurement capabilities of the DKI Solar Telescope.  In addition, he was the first volunteer for the Citizen Continental-America Telescope Eclipse (CATE) Project. In his presentation, David will describe the CATE project, coordination, training, instrumentation, results of the eclipse observations, and future plans.

Banquet Style Dinner Menu

Embassy Suites House Salad


Two Meat Choices:

Crab Stuffed Salmon 
(Honey Glazed Carrots, Roasted Parmesan Pesto Potatoes)

Broiled Rib Eye
(Chimichurri Sauce, Carrot Slaw, Grilled New Potatoes)

One Vegetarian Choice:

Pasta Primavera
(Seasonal Vegetable Medley, Lemon Butter Sauce, Angel Hair Pasta)

**Options Available for vegan and gluten-free meals**


Chocolate Torte

Please note: the DAS Spring Banquet is a DAS member-and-guests event only.


  • If you are mailing a check to pay for the banquet, your payment must be received at the DAS PO Box no later than Monday, March 18th.
  • Please specify the menu items you want on your check and send $25/person payment to DAS P.O. Box 102738 Denver CO 80250.




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