Joining Knoxville Observers

Joining KO is easy and we encourage everyone with an interest in astronomy to join the fun. The cost? Just $20 per year. Simply contact Danny Wheeler with your name, email, address, phone number and dues. You are also welcome to join us at any of our star parties or meetings and we'll be glad to get you on our roster immediately. KO is a not for profit club. Your $20 dues cover membership in the Astronomical League, web site, and a few other club expenses.


For meeting information contact Shawn Grant


For web site information contact Shawn Grant


For Star Party information contact Ricky Smith


If you have any questions concerning astronomy, astrophotography, equipment, or just want to chit chat, please feel free to contact any KO member.

Benefits of Membership

  • Bi-lateral membership in The Astronomical League.

  • Participation in observing award programs form the AL.

  • Discount subscriptions to Astronomy and Sky & Telescope Magazine.

  • Hands on workshops of various amateur astronomy activities.

  • Sharing observations and images with fellow members.

  • Star parties at dark sites which provide an opportunity to observe safely in numbers with people that will help you learn to use your telescope and equipment.

  • Social time at every meeting to build friendships, give and receive advice, and talk "shop".

  • Announcement of celestial events.

  • The most important benefit of all is smiling, fun loving members who are eager to help everyone grow in the hobby and love of astronomy.