(DAC) was formed in 2003)
To promote fellowship and the
Exchange of information among its members
Amateur astronomers DAC is the newest backyard astronomers
Club in the Des Moines area
are all informal, and usually
only last an hour, and then its out in
the field to do some star gazing!
Meet Monthly for both general meetings and observing
Sessions, and regularly conduct and
Support public programs on astronomy.
We have subgroups within the club.
One is the Deep-Sky group, observes and studies
faint objects that lie outside the solar system.
This group also sponsors
awards for those observing all objects
On various observing lists.
Plagues are awarded to members
Why Join DAC?
1.Being a member of an astronomy club brings
Lots of people together who all share a common interest.
2.New members get some experience with telescopes before they buy one.
3.Observing in groups at remote sites is safer than observing alone.
4.Observing sessions make getting help much more easier.
5.If you can't find that faint fuzzy object, chances are there
Is someone nearby who can help you