Fox Observatory, Sunrise, Florida, USA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ePeterso2
N 26° 07.758 W 080° 21.595
17R E 563988 N 2890160
Quick Description: The home of the South Florida Amateur Astromer's Association, located in Markham Park
Location: Florida, United States
Date Posted: 9/9/2009 10:36:37 PM
Waymark Code: WM76N7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member admuk
Views: 8

Long Description:
The Fox Observatory houses many great pieces of viewing equiptment. The primary observatory equipment consists of our 16 inch Schmidt-Cassegrain @ F/10 mounted in the outdoor dome, the 14 inch Schmidt-Cassegrain @ F/10, the Brandon Refractor, three Dobson reflecting telescopes, one 13in(330.2mm) in diameter. Both Schmidt-Cassegrain are fitted with CCD imagers to offset the effects of light pollution, and the Brandon Refractor has a 6in(152.4mm) aperture and an 87in(2,209.8mm) focal length. Apart from the observatory's scopes, many of our members have scopes of their own. On a good clear night its possible to have as many as 15 telescopes setup in various places around the observatory.

Groups and individuals from the area or visiting South Florida are invited to see the Fox Observatory. In addition, anyone wishing to attend the association's monthly meeting is welcome and encouraged to do so. Meetings are held on the first Thursday of every month, and membership is open to the general public. Anyone wishing to join can do so at one of the monthly meetings or during a visit to the observatory on one of the open house nights.

As always, the observatory is open to the public every Saturday night. We try to open at dusk(or there about). We have been known to stay out till almost sunsrise. Never hesitate to call and find out whats going on each Saturday night. 954-384-0442
Observatory Purpose: Private

Optical / Infrared Telescopes?: Yes

Radio Telescopes?: No

Solar Telescopes?: No

Open to the Public?: Yes

Is this a Club Observatory?: Yes

Public Viewing Allowed?: Yes

Active Observatory?: Active

Number of Telescopes or Antennas: 6 to 10

Site URL: [Web Link]

Year Dedicated or Opened: 1975

Altitude (meters): 5

Visit Instructions:
Note the time of day of your visit, and your own photo of your favorite part of the observatory. This might be the view from the observatory, picture of your favorite building or favorite exhibit. (Be mindful of flash photography rules!)

If you participated in an observing session, let everyone know what you saw!

Search for...
Geocaching.com Google Map
Google Maps
MapQuest
Bing Maps
Trails.com Maps
Nearest Waymarks
Nearest Astronomical Observatories
Nearest Geocaches
Nearest Benchmarks
Nearest Hotels
Create a scavenger hunt using this waymark as the center point
Recent Visits/Logs:
Date Logged Log User Rating  
TaoZero visited Fox Observatory, Sunrise, Florida, USA 9/25/2011 TaoZero visited it