Our open season at Ashton Observatory normally runs from April through October, but last year and continuing this year (2021), all public events have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a normal year, Saturday public nights at Ashton Observatory are every Saturday evening, April through October. Except for first Saturdays of each month, evenings begin with a classroom program at 8:00 pm. Free admission! All ages welcome.
To download a PDF file of our season schedule, click the link below.
Sometimes DMAS members may visit other locations and present astronomy programs or share information about astronomy and the Des Moines Astronomical Society. Libraries and schools are some examples. DMAS may occasionally appear at farmers markets too.