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Aug
24
Sat
2019
Member’s InReach – August 2019 @ DU's Historic Chamberlin Observatory
Aug 24 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

“Binoculars: Two Eyes are Better than One”

Join DAS Past President Ron Hranac for this month’s In-Reach, which will cover the basics of binoculars, how they work and how to use them. Ron will provide a demonstration of several types of binoculars suitable for astronomy. Attendees are encourage to bring their own binoculars, so that we can go outside and do some observing afterward, weather permitting.

Bring your tripod and binocular/tripod adapter (if you have one) too.

Aug
30
Fri
2019
Dark Sky Weekend – August 2019 (2) @ EGK Dark Site
Aug 30 – Sep 1 all-day

This is the second Dark Sky Weekend in August 2019.

Please note that with sunset occurring earlier as Fall approaches, orientations will be held at 5:30 pm (weather permitting).

Sep
7
Sat
2019
Open House – September 2019 @ DU's Historic Chamberlin Observatory
Sep 7 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sep
13
Fri
2019
General Meeting – September 2019 @ DU's Olin Hall
Sep 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

See information on General Meetings

Sep
20
Fri
2019
DAS EBoard Meeting @ DU's Historic Chamberlin Observatory
Sep 20 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Sep
21
Sat
2019
Member InReach – September 2019 @ DU's Historic Chamberlin Observatory
Sep 21 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

The DAS InReach activity is a member and guest event designed especially to provide those who are new to the DAS or who are beginning astronomers with information on all aspects of amateur astronomy including telescope operation, object selection and finding, visual astronomical observing and imaging. Specific topics vary from month to month.

Sep
27
Fri
2019
Dark Sky Weekend – September 2019 @ EGK Dark Site
Sep 27 @ 5:00 pm – Sep 29 @ 6:00 pm
Oct
5
Sat
2019
Open House – October 2019 @ DU's Historic Chamberlin Observatory
Oct 5 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Oct
12
Sat
2019
DAS Auction – 2019 @ DU's Historic Chamberlin Observatory
Oct 12 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Inspecting an offering at the 2017 DAS Auction

Annual DAS Fundraising Auction

The DAS Auction is an annual fund-raising event that replaces the General Meeting each October. DAS members sell astronomical and related equipment and media. Some items are sold outright. Others are reserved for an auction at which competing bids are made. A minimum of 10% and maximum of 100% is donated to DAS funds.

What to Sell:

eyepieces, telescopes, binoculars, finders, filters, star charts, Crayfords, astronomy books (please, NO computer books), astronomical cameras, guide-scopes, mounts, adapters, illuminated reticles, redlight flashlights, etc. etc. etc…

Auction Schedule:

11:00 am – Set Up

1:00 pm – start of bidding

3:00 pm – close of the auction.

 

 

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Oct
18
Fri
2019
DAS EBoard Meeting @ DU's Historic Chamberlin Observatory
Oct 18 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Oct
19
Sat
2019
Member InReach – October 2019 @ DU's Historic Chamberlin Observatory
Oct 19 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

The DAS InReach activity is a member and guest event designed especially to provide those who are new to the DAS or who are beginning astronomers with information on all aspects of amateur astronomy including telescope operation, object selection and finding, visual astronomical observing and imaging. Specific topics vary from month to month.

Oct
25
Fri
2019
Dark Sky Weekend – October 2019 @ EGK Dark Site
Oct 25 @ 5:00 pm – Oct 27 @ 3:00 am