Fifty years of amateur astronomy in Northwest Florida

September 2009
Amateur Astronomy Magazine;Fall2009, Issue 63, p9
The article traces the history of the Escambia Amateur Astronomers Association (EAAA) in Florida. According to the author, the EAAA was founded in 1957 by a 12-year-old who recruited two neighbors to establish the Warrington Amateur Astronomers Association. He reveals that the main goal of the association during its initial launch was to save enough money to purchase a telescope for members who did not have their own. The club later went county-wide and was renamed the EAAA.


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