Whether you are a newcomer to the hobby or a long time observing veteran, our range of events, programs, member interests, and observing aids can be at your disposal. We encourage all of our members to be active participants in club activities so all of us can benefit!
New members can select from different membership levels each with its own set of gifts and perks.
General Membership is $20.00 for 1 year
Stellar Membership is $100.00 for 1 year
Galaxy Membership is $500.00 for 1 year
Universal Membership is $1000.00 for1 year
Signing up is quick and easy – so sign up now!
SFAAA maintains a Google Group where our members can communicate among each other. Members can coordinate “spur-of-the-moment” trips out to many of our local dark sky locations, share news and ask questions, as well as sharing experiences in astronomy. Membership also opens up access to exclusive “Member’s Only” content on the club web site.
Members also receive The Meridian, a full color, interactive monthly newsletter delivered via email.
As a member of SFAAA, supervised access to the observatory will be available during members only nights. After you’ve been a member in good standing for six months, completing training in observatory operations and receiving the Observatory director’s approval, the observatory and tools can be available for independent member use during any non-public events.
Our Saturday Night Public Viewing is always a great time to volunteer and be able to educate visitors while sharing the night sky. (Broward County background check is required to interact with members of the public)
The SFAAA is a nonprofit organization, and has been incorporated in the State of Florida since 1966. The association presently makes its home just inside of Markham Park. at the Fox Observatory.
Anyone wishing to attend the association’s monthly meeting is welcome and encouraged to do so. Meetings are held on the first Thursday of every month at Fox Observatory starting at 7:30pm.
The easiest way to join is to sign up on line but anyone wishing to join the club can do so at one of the monthly meetings or during a visit to the observatory on Saturday nights.
As a paid Member your activities can include: learning to use a telescope, video and slide shows, star parties, astronomy day, CCD imaging, observatory operations and special projects. Observatory certified members may open and operate the observatory on days when the observatory is not open to the public. Members wishing to be certified to open and operate the observatory and its equipment should apply to the program director for observatory certification.