Our Club Timeline
  • 1949 - Club Founded by Charlie Mary Noble in response to adult interest in Junior Astronomy Club.

  • 1955 - The Fort Worth Children's Museum (now the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History) dedicated and named their planetarium in honor of Charlie Mary Noble.

  • 1977 - Incorporated as a Texas Non-Profit organization.

  • 1988 - Janaury, first issue of the club newsletter Prime Focus is published.

  • 2005 - June, FWAS Joined the NASA Night Sky Network.

  • 2009 - FWAS' main dark sight moves from the Wise County location to the Montague County location through the Thompson Foundation. (obsolete)

  • 2014 - FWAS is granted federal 501(c)3 status as a tax exempt non-profit organization.

  • 2014 - May, Squaw Creek Astronomy Club donates their 19-inch research-grade equatorial truss reflector telescope (in need of repairs) as well as a 24-inch unmounted mirror, and an 8-inch equatorial newtonian telescope to FWAS.