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 Tandy Hills Nature Area hosted by members of FWAS. The parties begin at dusk, weather permitting, and last until approximately 11:00 pm.

Please check the Tandy Hills Nature Area web site for details as dates and times may change.

PrairieSky Star Parties 2017

(Closest Saturday to 1st Qtr Moon, Every Month)
March - 24th
April - 21st
May - 19th
June - 16th
July - 21st
August - 18th
September - 15th
October - 13th
November - 10th
No Star Party
(Click on the links above for event / sunset times, and directions for each Monthly Public Star Party.)

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.

"See the Universe with your own eyes!"

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