The NorthWest Florida Astronomy Association (NWFAA) is a volunteer group dedicated to furthering public awareness of Astronomy. We do this by supporting public observing sessions, demonstrations and group meetings. The NWFAA provides these services on request and free of charge to any organization, including schools, libraries, clubs, scouts, etc.
We normally meet on the 4th Saturday of each month at the Northwest Florida State College observatory in Niceville, FL. However, please check the Next Meeting sidebar to verify the next date and location. If weather permits, telescopes are set up for viewing at the current meeting location by dusk.
The NWFAA also sponsors periodic events open to the public such as our state park star gazes. We support National Astronomy Day events held for the public in May and October, the International Observe the Moon night which will be held in October in 2016 and several Sidewalk Astronomer events throughout the year.
Membership is open to anyone with an interest in Astronomy. The club can be a great source of learning for general astronomy, astrophotography and many other topics. Many of our members are very knowledgeable in CCD imaging, astrophotography, observing techniques and observatory construction. You do not need to own a telescope to join; “scoping out” equipment owned by the clubs members is an excellent way to determine what might be the best equipment for you.