Public Star Parties
Star Parties are the public outreach events of the society. Club members volunteer their time and telescopes to educate the public about the night sky.
Star parties are also excellent opportunities for those new to astronomy as they give the beginner a chance to use different kinds of equipment or ask experienced club members for assistance with their own equipment.
- NEWS -
(as of June 8, 2016)
MUSEUM STAR PARTIES CANCELLED - It is with great sadness that FWAS has to announce that the monthly public star parties that were hosted by the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History have been CANCELLED EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY. The Museum believes that it is no longer feasible for them to continue to host these events. FWAS was not involved in this decision, and while we regret the outcome, we must abide by the museum's choice to cancel these events.
Hundreds of adults and children attended these public star parties each month, and often thousands attended during special astronomical events. FWAS members supported these events with their own telescopes, time and knowledge of the sky. Our only reward was sharing our knowledge and love of the night sky with the public.
FWAS is currently searching for a new venue to hold free, easily accessible, public star parties in the Tarrant county area. We will announce our new venue as soon as it has been determined. Please visit our website www.fortworthastro.com for further announcements.
This does not effect any of the Fort Worth Astronomical Society's other outreach or public events.
From time to time the club attends public events sponsored by other organizations. If you would like Fort Worth Astronomical Society members to attend your event, simply contact us by filling out our online request form. If we are available for the date requested, one of our outreach coordinators will contact you to confirm the arrangements.
Star Party Etiquette
It is suggested that all individuals read, and generally follow, the basic star party etiquette guidelines before attending a star party. This will help to make the experience more enjoyable for everyone there.
FWAS at Your Event?
If you would like to have FWAS bring our telescopes to a public event and help show the night sky to your guests, please click on the button below and fill out our request form. Our Outreach Coordinator volunteers will work to enter this on our event calendar. And as always, since our goal is to spread the hobby of amatuer astronomy, we do this free of charge.