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 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 private, remote dark observing site throughout the year.

  1. 100 miles due west of Ft Worth (north of Ranger, TX), on a privately owned 36 acre ranch (Bortle Dark Sky Scale = 3).
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. (Note: You may join at any time.)

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 Site (Members only)
  • LOCATION: Stephens Co., TX
  • ACCESS: Year-round
  • COST: Free to club members and their families
    • Solar-AC/DC power inverter and USB charging station
    • Indoor toilet facilities
    • Picnic tables
    • Concrete pads (with eletricity)
    • Large Aperture Telescope w/ Obsevation Deck
    • Overnight Camping
    • Grill

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

Interested in becoming a member of the Fort Worth Astronomical Society?

It's easy! Just fill out the information on our Join page in Night Sky Network. Once the Submit button is pressed,  FWAS is notified and an email with instructions on how to pay dues is sent to you.

Currently, FWAS accepts cash, check, or Zelle.

We look forward to meeting you!


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 a member and subscribe to the list you can send messages to all the other club members who are subscribed.

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

The New Member Handbook contains information on joining the FWAS e-Group.

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