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



Monthly Skies, Summer 2019

by Zachary Singer

My Friends,

It’s been four years since I came on as the Denver Observer’s editor and (soon after) writer of the “Monthly Skies” column. When I started, we were still putting out an eight-page PDF—it was accompanied by a printed black-and-white edition. I miss the old publication in some ways, […]

DAS News

On Sunday, June 2nd, about a dozen members of the DAS volunteered at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science’s Space Day. While some volunteers answered the public’s questions at tables inside the museum, others showed visitors the Sun through their solar telescopes.

DAS volunteers provide an opportunity to safely view the Sun through […]

DAS News

Van Nattan-Hansen Scholarship Fund 2019

The Van Nattan-Hansen Scholarship Fund is now accepting applications for 2019. Denver Astronomical Society’s VNH Scholarship program provides support for worthy graduating high school students or undergraduate college students majoring in astronomy and the physical sciences. Applicants must either be graduating high school seniors or undergraduate college students in […]

February DAS In-Reach Cancelled

The DAS In-Reach originally scheduled for Saturday, February 23rd, 2019, has been cancelled.

DAS News, February 2019

Lunar Eclipse Photos

DAS members were out in droves for the January 2019 full lunar eclipse, and they sent in some of their images… Here’s a selection of their work:

This picture shows the Moon every half hour during the lunar eclipse. Each image is aligned with respect to the Earth’s shadow, so you […]

January 26th In-Reach CANCELLED

Please note that the DAS In-Reach originally scheduled for this evening, Saturday, January 26th, has been cancelled. (Separately, we have some good news about our In-Reach program, and we’ll post that soon.)

Lunar Eclipse Party Update

We’ve been fielding questions these last few days about whether the DAS is hosting any activities for the upcoming Sunday, January 20th lunar eclipse. (Click here for an explanation of the eclipse and its timing.)

While DAS is not having an event, Mile High Astronomy, run by our own Sorin, is—they’re roping off their parking […]

January General Meeting

Join us on January 18th, 2019, at 7:30 PM, for our monthly General Meeting. We’ll have a call for Executive Board Nominations, and a presentation by Dr. Graham Lau on “THE CRAZIEST CREATURES ON EARTH: What the world’s wackiest organisms can tell us about life in the cosmos.”

For a full description of the presentation […]

The Denver Observer Moves Online!

Happy New Year, and welcome to the new home of the Denver Observer, the newsletter for the Denver Astronomical Society. This page is just getting started, but the trickle of posts (or “articles,” if you want to kick it old-school) will soon become a steady stream, and you’ll find the same content here that you […]