Club Information

Club Officers

There are five club officers. First there are three presidents: the President, the Past President and the President Elect. The President Elect acts as the vice president in other organizations and the Past President provides  continuity of the club. The secretary and treasure perform their customary duties. Contact information is found here.

Club Policies

Are found here.

Club Observing

Observing is (usually) scheduled for the Friday and Saturday nearest the New Moon to maximize the observing hours during complete darkness. The cloud or rain date for the monthly Friday observing will be the following Saturday, but don’t trust the weather man! Go outside and look for yourself or check a weather link.

Trap Pond State Park: This is our darkest site. Please visit our Trap Pond page for more information.

Tuckahoe State Park: During the summer months when the park is open the observing site will be at the baseball field in the camping area at Tuckahoe State Park. In the winter we observe at the Equestrian center. Observing at Tuckahoe is limited to members of the Delmarva Stargazers only. For more information please visit the Tuckahoe Dark Site Page.

Blackbird Forest: This is an informal place to meet any time. Please use our group email list to find other astronomers interested in going out. It’s generally used by those close to Smyrna (Dover, Smyrna, places west).

Educational Outreach

The Delmarva Stargazers are dedicated to promoting amateur astronomy in our area.  We provide telescopes and presentations to give people  (over 5 years old) with the opportunity to look at the night sky through a telescope.  We have developed relationships with local schools, summer camps and scouting organizations to provided both classroom and observing opportunities for people of all ages. For more information contact one of the club officers and visit our  out reach page.



The President is responsible for supervising the overall activities of the Club, holding a planning meetings each year, conduct each club meetings, and all normal duties of the office.

President Elect and Past President

Of the President cannot perform specific duties the President-Elect or Past-President will perform all duties and assume all responsibilities of the President. Having both these presidents add great continuity to the club as past president can guide the new President and the President Elect in their duties. It also distributes the work load among three people. The President Elect acts as a Vice President would in a different club structure.


The treasurer performs all the financial transactions required by the club and performs book keeping duties. A financial report should be made to the club at each meeting.


The Secretary is responsible for recording and transcribing the minutes for all planning meetings, business meetings, and the monthly Club meetings as well as contact other astronomical societies and organizations as required.

Site maintenance

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