Delaware Valley Amateur Astronomers

About Us

The Delaware Valley Amateur Astronomers is a group of enthusiastic hobbyists who live in and around Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. We love to share our knowledge and enjoyment of astronomy with other amateur astronomers and with the general public.


We welcome all new members to enjoy the most our club has to offer by participating in DVAA activities. They are encouraged to ask questions and pursue their interests in astronomy through the club.

We suggest that new members attend our Observing Clinics and some special interest group meetings. The special interest groups are listed below. These events can advance their skills and enjoyment of the hobby and help them get to know their fellow members. New members are entitled to all benefits of membership.

Upcoming events

  • 10 Mar 2017 7:00 PM
    Radnor Township Building, Radnorshire Room, 301 Iven Ave. Radnor, PA, 19087.
  • 07 Apr 2017 7:00 PM
    Radnor Township Building, Radnorshire Room, 301 Iven Ave. Radnor, PA, 19087.

Messier Club

The Messier Club is a group for DVAA members who are interested in observing, and meeting other DVAA members in an more informal social setting, to share observing information, help, ideas, and tips, with other DVAA members.  It meets at member's homes and has no agenda other than a common interest in amateur astronomy.  All club members are welcome.  No experience necessary.

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Local Group

Local Group observing sessions are held at our (recently renovated) observatory just behind the Colonial Middle School in Plymouth Meeting (Google Maps), and are a great way for new members to connect with the DVAA and get “hands on” experience observing.

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Public Outreach

DVAA public star parties are be held on the model airplane field at Valley Forge National Historic Park during the months of March through November. For directions click here.

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