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 Natural Area hosted by members of FWAS with their telescopes.
The parties begin at dusk, weather permitting, right around the first quarter moon for best viewing opportunities, and last until approximately 11:00 pm.
These are great events to experience stargazing in a hidden gem of original preserved prairieland within Fort Worth.
Questions about new equipment, that pesky polar alignment process, or any other inquiry about astronomy or the hobby? The Tandy Hills Star Parties are a perfect place to exchange ideas and enjoy the skies.
Please check the Tandy Hills Natural Area web site for details as dates and times may change.
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.