Are you curious about astronomy? Have you ever been amazed at what you saw in a truly dark sky? Would you like to see that? If so, you've come to the right place!
The Des Moines Astronomical Society, Inc. (DMAS) is here to promote interest in astronomy, and to share opportunities for viewing the night sky. DMAS also runs the Ashton Observatory north of Des Moines, home to two 16 inch diameter telescopes. From Ashton Observatory you will be able to see the Milky Way, and study the deep space objects that are so fascinating.
Each Saturday night, April through October, DMAS opens Ashton Observatory to the public. Come, bring your family and friends, and see the night sky like you’ve never seen before, guided by the friendly, enthusiastic and experienced members of DMAS.