Become a Member

Wether 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 join the club for only $20.00.  Signing up is quick and easy – so sign up now!

The Brandon Refractor

The Brandon Refractor(A history of the Brandon Refractor and the Fox Astronomical Observatory)(Gary Bloom ? May 2000) In the late 1960s, Dr. Joseph Dennison Fox, Professor of Astronomy and History, completed his tenure at the University of Puerto Rico and with his wife Sylvia retired to North Miami near Miami Gardens Drive and US-1.  He […]

About the Observatory

In the late 1960s Dr. Joseph Dennison Fox completed his tenure as Professor of Astronomy and History at the University of Puerto Rico.  He and his wife Sylvia then retired to North Miami near Miami Gardens Drive and US-1.  He brought with him an optical tube assembly for a 6-inch f/15 refractor.  This telescope, in its updated and restored state, resides in the Fox Observatory on the grounds of Broward County’s Markham Park. (click for directions)

About the Club

The South Florida Amateur Astronomers Association was founded in 1965, with as its principal motivation to provide information and create an opportunity to participate. Ever since, its members have been bringing the universe closer to all South Floridians. From the innocent wonder of the children to the amazement of the adults, every night is another great adventure.