Recently we have become aware of some security issues surrounding the version of the Content Management System (CMS) that we have been using to run the web site. In order to mitigate those issues as quickly as possible we have upgraded to the latest version of the CMS. This in turn required us to also replace the templates we use to produce the "look" and "feel" of the site as the old template was not compatible with the new CMS version. This is actually a blessing in disguise as the new template we are using looks much better on a smartphone display than the old one did.
While we were "under the hood", we also took some time to overhaul the site's menu structure and have started work on getting some things cleaned up around here. We should have the event calendars and Astronomy news sections fixed up in the next few days depending on how much "real life" intrudes. If we can find some folks who are willing to respond to questions in the "Ask an Amateur Astronomer" section we might revive that section as well.
Also, you should know that at this time we consider the template we are using now to be a stop gap. It was quick to configure - and we needed to be quick about this - but ultimately we would like to see a better template with more features in the long term, so there will likely be tweaks and changes going forward as we fine tune things here. Be prepared!
The Fox Observatory houses many great pieces of viewing equipment. The primary observatory equipment consists of our 14 inch Schmidt-Cassegrain @ F/10, the amazing Brandon Refractor and several Dobsonian reflecting telescopes. A remotely controlled setup is under continual development in our small external dome and can be used to provide real time images to the public on screens inside the main observatory.
Wether you are a newcomer to the hobby or a long time observing veteran, our range of events, programs, member interests, and observing aids can be at your disposal. We encourage all of our members to be active participants in club activities so all of us can benefit!
New members can join the club for only $20.00. Signing up is quick and easy - so sign up now!