|The Dutch Occultation Association was founded in 1946
as one of the world's first associations to promote observations by
amateur astronomers of celestial occultation events. DOA now counts
over 65 members, of whom some 20 actively observe occultation
phenomena. With its annual 'production' of over 400 timed
occultation events, the group is among the most active in the world.
DOA, or the 'Nederlandse Vereniging van Waarnemers van
Sterbedekkingen' as it is known in the Netherlands, is related to
the Dutch Meteorological and Astronomical Society (
Nederlandse Vereniging van Weer- en Sterrenkunde ) . Every year on
the last Saturday in April its annual meeting takes place in Roden.
It has regular meetings with fellow organizations in Belgium and
Germany, and is often represented at the European Symposium on
Occultation Projects ( ESOP ). It is also a member of the
International Occultation Timing Association - European
Section ( IOTA-ES ). |