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All library locations are closed through March 28, in cooperation with the county’s effort to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Our current plan is to reopen on Monday, March 30.
All Library events and meetings are cancelled while we are closed.
Please keep your library materials, including hotpot devices, until after we reopen.
Library meeting rooms will not be available during this period. All scheduled meetings and appointments will be rescheduled when we reopen.
The Stargazers were formed in 1993 for the purposes of viewing the heavens and promoting a general interest in astronomy.
We meet at the First Presbyterian Church in Smyrna, Delaware on the first Tuesday of each month from 7-9 PM. We meet September to June during the year, July, August we hold no meetings but are still active. The normal meeting format includes discussion of club activities, observing high lights, constellation and deep sky object of the month, an advertised presentation and possible guest speakers. We welcome the public to our meetings and are open to suggestions for topics and guest speakers. Observing is (usually) scheduled for the Friday and Saturday nearest the New Moon to maximize the observing hours during complete darkness. 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. The Delmarva Stargazers are also dedicated to promoting amateur astronomy in our area through educational outreach. Club members often do presentations at local libraries, schools, and scouting organizations, among others. The club publishes a monthly newsletter, The Star Gazer News, seven days before the club meeting.
Anyone with an interest in any aspect of astronomy is welcome to join. To join, print and mail the membership form posted on the website.