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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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- Bruce Nebens Asks: How do I aim my telescope (shielded by a mylar filter) at the sun? I obviously can't use the Tetrad that I use to aim my telescope at night sky objects? How much magnification will I need to look at sun spots?
- Ted Delcima Asks: This is about the rumors going around about an astroid that will soon hit the earth. Especially Florida and cause a massive Tsunami and whip out the state. Have you seen anything in the sky that big or on its path to Earth?
- Maria Martinez Asks:My question is as a new member (I'm getting it this week) with no telescope (yet) and just the sheer hunger for more knowledge could I come in on Thursday night to the member's meeting and would someone let me see through their or do I