Please refer to the frequently asked questions below to see if your question is already answered.
To request a private star party, please fill out the private star party request form.
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Secretary & Newsletter Editor
Observatory & Star Party Scheduling
Fort Wayne Astronomical Society
PO Box 11093
Fort Wayne, IN 46855
Jefferson Township Park
1720 S, Webster Road
New Haven, IN, 46774
Frequently asked questions
Where is the observatory located?
Star*Quest Observatory is located in New Haven at Jefferson Township Park, just far enough away from Fort Wayne's city lights that we get a better view of the night sky.
When are you open?
The Star*Quest Observatory is open to the public on Saturday nights April through November. Stargazing begins one hour after sunset and continues for two hours. Check our Facebook and/or the clear sky chart before heading out on Saturday nights.
Why is the observatory only open on clear Saturdays?
Our members volunteer their time, knowledge, and resources to the public, but there aren't enough of us to run the observatory every night. We chose Saturday because it's the night most people can come out, and keeping a predictable schedule is important not only for our volunteers, but for the public.
Can I bring my own telescope to the observatory?
Yes! And we will answer any questions you have about how to use it.
How do I request a star party?
Please use the form on the private star party page.
Can I bring my kids to the observatory?
Kids are welcome at the observatory, but we ask that they not run around too much or touch the equipment as some of it is fragile and expensive. We have a step-stool so little ones can look through the telescope eyepiece.
What are other dark sky locations in Fort Wayne?
Because of light pollution, there are not many dark sky areas within city limits.
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How do I become a member?
Check out the membership page to learn more about joining FWAS.