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

June Member In-Reach

June 17, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
DU's Historic Chamberlin Observatory
2930 E Warren Ave
Denver, CO 80210

Solar Viewing and Eclipse Preparations

Please join us for a *DAYTIME* DAS Member In-Reach event, “Solar Viewing and Eclipse Prep,” on Saturday, June 17 at Chamberlin Observatory!

Ongoing activities throughout the day:

  • Viewing the Sun with a variety of safe methods
  • Solar safety demonstrations with burning plastic eyeballs
  • Daytime viewing of the Moon & Venus
  • Build-your-own equipment crafts: sun funnels, finder filters, pinhole projectors, and more! Materials provided at cost: $0.25-$5
  • Resources for the upcoming Aug. 21 total solar eclipse
  • Tours, telescope help, snacks, and social time!

“In-Reach” means events just for DAS members (and their guests). It’s a chance to stargaze together, to learn from one another, and to build a stronger amateur astronomy community. All skill levels are welcome from novice to expert! There is no cost and no reservations are needed – just show up!

The theme for this month’s In-Reach is “Solar Viewing and Eclipse Prep.” Unlike other months, this will be a daytime event, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Assuming good weather, all of our activities will be running concurrently, with drop-in activity stations rather than scheduled presentations. Bring your own telescope and solar filter, or borrow a scope and filter to practice with – and get a lesson on how to do it safely! Mentoring will be available for those who want help learning new skills. Some snacks provided, but please bring your own lunch.

If cloudy, we will still have as many activities as possible, including equipment-building crafts, tours, snacks and social time. Viewing is weather-dependent.

Please contact Leo Sack (SackLT@gmail.com) with questions.

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