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December 2018

Comet 46P/Wirtanen

December 3, 2018 @ 18:00 - January 3, 2019 @ 05:00
The Sky, Up
Any City, DE United States

Comet 46P/Wirtanen will pass within 12 million kilometers (7.4 million miles) of Earth on December 16, 2018. Fortunately a Full Moon will distinctly dim your prospects of seeing that night as well as nights on either side  even though the comet is expect to brighten to 3rd magnitude. A finder char is found at Sky & Telescope's web site from December 1st through January 3rd. On December 15th it will be found half way between the Hyades and the Pleiades.…

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January 2019

My telescope doesn’t work!

January 5, 2019 @ 10:30 - 12:30
First Presbyterian Church, 118 W Commerce St.
Smyra, DE 19977-1119 United States
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Free

Are you frustrated with your telescope because it won’t work! Most new telescopes are never used because they were never set- up properly and the directions are too complicated! The Delmarva Stargazers are offering a free training session. Stargazers will check your telescope’s optical alignment, show you how to do that and setup the finder-scope. This session will allow you to enjoy your telescope. There will also  be some information to take home about amateur astronomy. If you have any…

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Buying a telescope!

January 5, 2019 @ 10:30 - 12:30
First Presbyterian Church, 118 W Commerce St.
Smyra, DE 19977-1119 United States
Free

So you've decided to take the plunge and get a telescope. Choosing a telescope is very different from buying a television, and salespeople rarely understand what amateur astronomers need. Delmarva Stargazers’ has a version of Sky & Telescope’s buying guide  below. https://www.skyandtelescope.com/astronomy-equipment/telescope-buying-guide/ If you want more information, go to Sky & Telescope's Skywatching Video Series: Buying Your First Telescope. If you have any questions, email Don Surles (a Delmarva Stargazer) at buyingtelescope@delmarvastargazers.org or call at 302-653-9445. The Delmarva Stargazers are…

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March 2019

Mirror Making Workshop

March 21, 2019 - March 24, 2019
St Jones Reserve, 818 Kitts Hummock Rd
Dover, DE 19901 United States

The Don Surles Mirror Making Workshop will be held at the St Jones Reserve a place used once before for mirror making. We've been casting around for a long time for a place to hold the mirror making which has delayed the publishing of registration pages. The pages will be up as soon as we can get some final details like pricing and who this year's guest master mirror maker. Michael Lecuyer DSMMW Director

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