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Amateur Astronomers

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.


The images at left show a few DVAA members astrophotography images.

Upcoming events

    • 06 Apr 2017
    • 07 Apr 2017
    • Crowne Plaza Conference Center, 3 Executive Boulevard, Suffern, New York 10901

    Imagine!
    In the last dozen years, NEAIC has grown in both size and stature, becoming one of the most eagerly anticipated astronomical imaging conferences in the United States.

    Devoted to all aspects of Astronomical Imaging, this two-day event hosts leaders and acknowledged experts in extra solar planets, variable star, minor planets, asteroids, comets, and supernova research with the intention of fostering pro-am collaborations.

    With attendance expected to be more than 200, you will be very busy both days networking and learning from both amateur, semi-pro, and professional astronomers.


    For more information and to register - click here.

    • 07 Apr 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    • Radnor Township Building, Radnorshire Room, 301 Iven Ave. Radnor, PA, 19087.

    Speaker: Mark Trodden

    Title: Embracing the Dark Side: In Search of the Missing Pieces of the Cosmic Puzzle

    Abstract: For most of the last century, physicists pushed our understanding of the microscopic world down to ever-smaller sizes, splitting the atom to reveal its inner workings and making astonishing new discoveries, including most recently, the Higgs particle.  At the same time, other scientists – astronomers – have continued to look to the skies for “the big picture” of the universe, peering beyond our galaxy and looking back to the beginning of time. They have discovered that the universe contains mysterious new entities - dark matter and dark energy - and that the Big Bang may have arisen through the dramatic expansion of cosmic inflation, about which we have gained crucial new knowledge just in recent years. In this lecture we will explore how modern cosmology weaves together these seemingly distinct strands of knowledge, turning our telescopes into microscopes, and allowing us to read the hitherto unknown dark side of the universe.

    • 08 Apr 2017
    • 09 Apr 2017
    • SUNY Rockland Community College, 145 College Road, Suffern, New York 10901

    Bringing you the Universe in two exciting event-packed days, NEAF is renowned worldwide as the ultimate astronomy and space experience. Nowhere else can you find so much in one place or at one time.

    For more information - click here,

    • 29 Apr 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    • Model airplane field at Valley Forge National Historic Park.
    Join us at the model airplane field at Valley Forge National Historic Park for an evening under the stars and see the universe as few on earth have ever seen it!


    Members of the Delaware Valley Amateur Astronomers will setup a variety of telescopes and binoculars to look at planets and moons, nebulae, galaxies, star clusters, comets, meteors, satellites, double stars and more!

    This event is open to the public and free of charge. Public star parties are provided to the community by members of the Delaware Valley Amateur Astronomers. Everyone is welcome.


    Download our 2017 Star Party schedule

    Directions

    Google Maps


    Because these events are clear, dark sky, weather dependent be sure to check our website after 5:00 pm for last minute schedule changes.

    • 12 May 2017
    • 7:00 PM
    • Radnor Township Building, Radnorshire Room 301 Iven Ave. Radnor, PA, 19087.

    Members Night.

    • 13 May 2017
    • 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    • Model airplane field at Valley Forge National Historic Park

    Join us at the model airplane field at Valley Forge National Historic Park for an evening under the stars and see the universe as few on earth have ever seen it!


    Members of the Delaware Valley Amateur Astronomers will setup a variety of telescopes and binoculars to look at planets and moons, nebulae, galaxies, star clusters, comets, meteors, satellites, double stars and more!

    This event is open to the public and free of charge. Public star parties are provided to the community by members of the Delaware Valley Amateur Astronomers. Everyone is welcome.


    Download 2017 schedule here.

    Directions to Star Party.

    Google Maps.


    Because these events are clear, dark sky, and weather dependent, be sure to check our website after 5:00 pm for last minute schedule changes.

    • 09 Jun 2017
    • 7:00 PM
    • Radnor Township Building, Radnorshire Room 301 Iven Ave. Radnor, PA, 19087.

    TBA.

    • 17 Jun 2017
    • 8:30 PM - 11:00 PM
    • Model airplane field at Valley Forge National Historic Park

    Join us at the model airplane field at Valley Forge National Historic Park for an evening under the stars and see the universe as few on earth have ever seen it!

    Members of the Delaware Valley Amateur Astronomers will setup a variety of telescopes and binoculars to look at planets and moons, nebulae, galaxies, star clusters, comets, meteors, satellites, double stars and more!

    This event is open to the public and free of charge. Public star parties are provided to the community by members of the Delaware Valley Amateur Astronomers. Everyone is welcome.


    Download 2017 schedule here.

    Directions to Star Party.

    Google Maps.


    Because these events are clear, dark sky, and weather dependent, be sure to check our website after 5:00 pm for last minute schedule changes.

    • 14 Jul 2017
    • 7:00 PM
    • Radnor Township Building, Radnorshire Room 301 Iven Ave. Radnor, PA, 19087.

    TBA.

    • 11 Aug 2017
    • 7:00 PM
    • Radnor Township Building, Radnorshire Room 301 Iven Ave. Radnor, PA, 19087.

    TBA.

    • 08 Sep 2017
    • 7:00 PM
    • Radnor Township Building, Radnorshire Room 301 Iven Ave. Radnor, PA, 19087.

    TBA.

    • 13 Oct 2017
    • 7:00 PM
    • Radnor Township Building, Radnorshire Room 301 Iven Ave. Radnor, PA, 19087.

    TBA.

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

    TBA.

    • 08 Dec 2017
    • 7:00 PM
    • Radnor Township Building, Radnorshire Room 301 Iven Ave. Radnor, PA, 19087.

    TBA.

Past events

18 Mar 2017 CANCELLED! DVAA Public Star Party
10 Mar 2017 General Meeting
17 Feb 2017 Local Group Observing
03 Feb 2017 General Meeting
28 Jan 2017 Dark Sky Observing
20 Jan 2017 Local Group Observing
17 Dec 2016 DVAA Annual Meeting
29 Apr 2016 Local Group
12 Mar 2016 Valley Forge Public Star Party
12 Feb 2016 Monthly General Meeting
15 Jan 2016 January Monthly Meeting
06 Nov 2015 Monthly Meeting
17 Oct 2015 Valley Forge Star Party

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