Established in 1949, the Fort Worth Astronomical Society is a nonprofit organization and a registered charity with the state of Texas. We were one of the first amateur astronomy clubs formed in the country, and we are one of the largest.
Our members have a wide range of experience from beginners to professional astronomers. Historically, the Fort Worth Astronomical Society has taken a positive and active role in sharing our expertise and time with the public. We conduct numerous star parties and astronomy-related presentations for local schools, clubs, and other organizations throughout the year as part of our public outreach.
We invite and encourage our members to participate in the many activities we have to offer. Helping out with star parties and our active young astronomer group, serving as a club officer, organizing public events, and contributing to the monthly newsletter are just a few of the ways you can get involved. The best part is no experience is required. A simple desire to help is all the experience you need.
The Fort Worth Astronomical Society has many experienced amateur astronomers who are ALWAYS willing to help individuals who are new to the hobby. Don't hesitate to ask us anything. Our membership knowledgebase spans decades of experience, from the seasoned veterans, all the way down to members who have just taken up the hobby recently.
Helping people who are interested in the hobby of amateur astronomy is what we are here for. From how to setup and/or collimate your telescope, to projects on building your own telescope, to finding stuff to look at with your "scope", or just giving advice on which piece of equipment or accessory might work best for your budget and needs, our members can help. Come to one of our public star parties or to our monthly meetings and bring your questions and your telescope, and our members will be glad to help - all for no charge, of course!
So check out our website and then come,...
"See the universe with your own eyes"!