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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.
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- Pamela McKeown asks :What telescope should I purchase for my eight year old son and my husband? I'm looking for something that's not too complicated but something they can grow into as well so I'm not having to run out and get a better one too soon. Pri
- Yannick Saez asks:Hi will you guys be meeting this Saturday feb. 14? and do/can we bring our own telescopes?
- Tom Zetty Asks:How accessible (as in "unpowered wheelchair accessible") is the Observatory at Markham Park? Normally, near darkness is a disaster. (Latin pun intended). Clear skies!