Membership

Membership in FWAS is open to anyone with an interest in amateur astronomy (no telescope required).

FWAS membership includes:

First look at, and contribution rights to, our award winning newsletter, Prime Focus, keeping you informed of club activities, how-to's, local celestial events, astronomy news, and much more.

Access to the FWAS Yahoo E-Group, our online, members only, astronomy discussion forum - including all of the combined knowledge of our members to draw from.

Full use of the club's 3 private dark observing sites throughout the year.
  1. 70 miles North of Fort Worth, on a 600 acre nature preserve (Bortle Dark Sky Scale = 4).
  2. 100 miles West of Ft Worth, on a 36 acre ranch (Bortle Dark Sky Scale = 3). And,
  3. Seven acres of land sitting atop a bluff in the Davis Mountains of West Texas about 6 miles from the McDonald Observatory. (approx 500 miles west of Fort Worth - Bortle Dark Sky Scale = 1)
Use of the club's several large aperture communal telescopes (from 10", 12" & 14" Dobs up to our 19.5" EQ Fork!).

Automatic associated membership in the Astronomical League and subscription to their free quarterly newsletter Reflector

Automatic free associated membership in the NASA Night Sky Network

Special FWAS discount subscription rates to Astronomy, Sky & Telescope, and StarDate magazines

Our Membership year is from June 1st thru to May 30th the following year.

Family Membership = $60/year
(Covers all family members in the immediate household.)
Individual Membership = $50/year
(Covers just that individual.)
Student Membership = $30/year
(Covers any student, elementary thru college, with a current, valid school ID.)


FWAS Oberving Sites (Members only)

  • LOCATIONS: 1-Montague Co., 2-Stephens Co., & 3-Jeff Davis Co.
  • ACCESS: Year-round
  • COST: Free to club members and their families
  • AMENITIES (varies by location):
    • Covered pavillion1
    • Grill1
    • Water & Restroom Service1
    • Picnic tables1
    • Concrete pads (with eletricity)1
    • Overnight Camping2 & 3



(NOTE: The magazine links above do not include sucscription discounts. You must be a FWAS member to receive discount subscription prices.)

MEMBERSHIP NOTICE
Sorry, we don't take mail-in or online membership applications… We really want to meet you!
So come and visit us at our next monthly club meeting or public star party and ask to join there. Contact us for more information.

Prime Focus, our club newsletter, is published monthly and contains astronomy news, club activities, astrophotography from club members, observing reports, plus tips and advice.


The FWAS E-Group is an online discussion forum just for our club members. Once you become and member and subscribe to the list you can send messages to all the other club members who are subscribed.

The e-group is how club members receive important club news such as meeting location changes, special event info, exclusive offers, etc. The e-group is also how Prime Focus, the club’s newsletter, is delivered to our members.

Ask for details on how to access the e-group once you become a member.



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