After over 20 years of working out of a storage shed, the Fort Wayne Astronomical Society shoot for the stars and fundraised $248,000 to construct a new, modern, public astronomical observatory in Jefferson Township Park.
Now the society is using this unique, state of the art facility to give back to the community! There is no other amenity like this in the region making it a perfect, late-night attraction for visitors of all ages!
Telescopes and More at the Fort Wayne Astronomical Society
The brand new observatory boasts two massive telescopes, in addition to their two preexisting telescopes, and is designed for free public observing and astronomy education. These special instruments can gather 6,000 times more light than the naked eye, giving them the ability to capture one of a kind images.
Fort Wayne Astronomical Society Open Observation Times
During observation times, local astronomers will be present to help visitors understand the equipment and answer any questions.
The group looks forward to expanding their reach to the community through education. FWAS invites everybody to join them for free stargazing every clear Saturday night from April to November, beginning one hour after sunset and lasting for 2 hours. FWAS also can provide lectures and observing session for groups!
Check out their Clear Sky Clock for exact conditions. Visit their website for more details.