DAS Activities

DAS Public Nights

Public Nights
Tuesday and Thursday at
DU's Historic Chamberlin Observatory
Current start time is 7:30 pm
Costs to the public are:
$4.00 adults, $3.00 children

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Public Night

August In-Reach Event

August 12, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
EGK Dark Site
Darrell Dodge

DAS Member In-Reach at the DAS Dark Site

We will be going “far afield” for the August 2017 DAS member In-Reach event. The DAS Dark Site is about 60 miles Southeast of the I-70/I-25 Mousetrap in Denver, about 8 miles East of the little town of Deer Trail. See the Dark Site Web page for directions and information. Please read the entire page.

The agenda will include:

  1. Dark Site Orientation, providing all you need to know about using the Dark Site facilities.
  2. Information on safety at the site, including what to do in case of an emergency.
  3. Brief summary of the history and culture of the site, including its wildlife.
  4. Tour and demonstration of the Brooks Observatory, which houses a 14-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope.
  5. Complete instructions on how to install and use the wind screens that allow observing on windy nights (instruction manual provided).
  6. Opportunity to view the Milky Way and use your telescope or others provided to locate deep sky objects like galaxies, globular clusters, and planetary nebulae. For those used to light-polluted backyard observing, experienced DAS volunteers will be on hand to help you find objects in a truly dark sky.
  7. Spectacular views of the Perseid Meteors, which will be at their peak on August 12th.


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