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.

Free monthly public star parties are held at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History hosted by members of FWAS and Noble Planetarium staff. Star parties are held in front of the Museum on Gendy Street. The parties begin at dusk, weather permitting, and last until approximately 10:30 pm. Please note that parking is available in the lot south of Harley Street. Please check the museumís web site for details as dates and times may change.

Museum Star Parties 2015
March - 28th
(backup date March 28th)
April - 25th
(backup date April 26th)
May - 23rd
(backup date May 24th)
June - 27th
(backup date June 20th or 28th)
July - 25th
(backup date July 26th)
August - 22nd
(backup date August 23rd)
September - 19th*
(no backup date)
October - 17th
(backup date October 17th or 24th)
November - 21th
(backup date November 22nd)
FWMSH Star Parties are held in the museum's parking Lot, directly south of the main museum building (corner of Harley and Montgomery)
PLEASE NOTE, parking surrounding the Museum is paid parking managed by the City of Fort Worth, not the museum. More information and a fee structure can be found on the City of Fort Worth's Parking Guide.

 * Stars over Euless ( held at Bob Eden Park, Euless, Tx )

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.

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