The Central Florida Astronomical Society, Inc. (CFAS) is a 501(c)(3) Non-profit organization operating in the Greater Orlando Metropolitan area and surrounding communities. Our membership is active in the Central Florida Community, donating time, expertise and enthusiasm to local organizations such as the Orlando Science Center, the Seminole State College Planetarium and local school programs. The society was founded to increase public awareness of astronomy and astronomy-related issues such as light pollution, scientific inquiry and NASA astronomical missions. IRS Letter DR-14
CFAS, Inc. is a Florida State Charity with tax exemption registration number 85-8012528206C-5.
A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFOMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.
Support CFAS Outreach:
Your donation to CFAS, a 501(c)(3) organization, founded in 1977, dedicated to education and public outreach will facilitate and perpetuate CFAS’s aggressive Astronomy Outreach program, bringing astronomy to the general public through outreach programs: viewing sessions for the general public at various schools, libraries and parks located in the greater Orlando area. CFAS is also recognized by the NASA Night Sky Network as one of the most active astronomy organizations in the country, conducting 40-50 public outreach astronomy events and sharing with more than 2,000 people each year!
Your donation of any amount is appreciated. Funds received will be used to maintain CFAS telescopes and accessories for outreach. Member outreach participation is voluntary thus no member is paid nor reimbursed for their participation.
CFAS welcomes donations of all kinds, including monetary donations, astronomy-related equipment, and time.
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CFAS Astronomy Scholarship Grant Program
Each year CFAS offers an astronomy scholarship grant to the University of Central Florida and the Seminole State College.
CFAS, as a federally registered 501(c)(3) organization, must make certain information publicly available. If you desire a copy of our bylaws and rules or if you want to discuss your support with anyone please contact our Treasurer or President.