Our open season at Ashton Observatory runs from April through October. Every Saturday during that time frame are public nights - free admission, all are welcome. Activities get going around sunset. At least once per month we plan to 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.