SFAAA members Nathan Mahoney and Héllen Távora have been selected to become Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors aboard NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA). This is a huge honor - for its cycle 2 program NASA selected 12 teams from 10 states. Only one team of two people was selected from the entire State of Florida, and both members of the team are members of our club! After their flight opportunities, our Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors will take what they learned back to their classrooms and into their communities to promote science literacy.
Members and the public are welcome to enjoy a Saturday night under the South Florida Stars (Note: Members must display their background check badges when attending.) The Fox Astronomical Observatory is located inside of Broward County’s Markham Park. The Observatory is open to the public Saturdays from Sunset until midnight.
Bring your Telescope with its accessories and manuals to Fox Astronomical Observatory on Saturday evenings. We’ll teach you to set up and align your telescope and how to find things to look at in the night sky.
It’s a free service of the South Florida Amateur Astronomers Association (SFAAA), operators of Fox Astronomical Observatory at Broward County’s Markham Park.
The Fox Observatory houses many great pieces of viewing equipment. The primary observatory equipment consists of our 10 inch Schmidt-Cassegrain @ F/10 mounted in the outdoor dome, the 14 inch Schmidt-Cassegrain @ F/10, the 6" Brandon Refractor, three Dobsonian reflecting telescopes, the largest being 13in(330.2mm) in diameter. Both Schmidt-Cassegrain are frequently fitted with CCD imagers to offset the effects of light pollution.