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Fort Worth Astronomical Society
From the 1920's through the 1950's, a woman named Charlie Mary Noble taught math at Paschal High School, celestial navigation to US Navy pilots during WWII at TCU, and astronomy to children at the Fort Worth Children's Museum (now the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History.) She built a dome and basic planetarium in her backyard and showed the marvels of the night sky to countless young people in Fort Worth. Today, the museum's planetarium is named in her honor. In 1947 she formed the Junior Astronomy Club, one of the first amateur astronomy clubs in the United States. So many parents came with their children to these meetings, that in 1949 an adult society was organized and the Fort Worth Astronomical Society (FWAS) was born. This members-only E-Group compliments the FWAS website at www.fortworthastro.org. June, 2020 - May, 2021 ---------------------------- President: Michelle Theisen Vice President: Ed Gill Secretary:  <we need you!> Treasurer: John Giromini Board of Directors: 2020-2022 Tom Roth, Si Simonson 2019-2021 Jerry Gardner, Larry Barker Outreach Chairman: John Dowell Outreach Coordinators: Patrick McMahon ALCor: John Giromini Young Astronomer Facilitators: Noble Planetarium Liaison: Sarah Twidal, Scott Sumner Newsletter Editor-'Prime Focus': George C. Lutch Information Officer: Trista Oppermann Website/Social Media Administrator: Shawn Kirchdorfer/Robert Cargill
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