The Forsyth Astronomical Society was founded in 1937, with six charter members, owning three small telescopes between them. Regular meetings were held, featuring indoor programs and outdoor observing sessions.
Over the years, club members have built several instruments, and the club has acquired other telescopes to form a pool of instruments. Through the years, FAS has continued to provide programs and observing sessions to the members. In addition, the club has sponsored numerous public observing sessions, often tied to special astronomical events.
FAS currently averages between forty and fifty members at any given time. Members are presented with a monthly program meeting, and monthly observing sessions are scheduled. Public observing sessions are scheduled about seven to eight times a year (more often if special events occur).
FAS currently meets at SciWorks Museum in Winston-Salem, NC (at 400 Hanes Mill Road). Meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month, starting at about 7:30 PM.
FAS is a non profit 501©(3) organization. We hold many public viewing and instruction events. We strive to bring astronomy to those who would never have been exposed to it other wise.