Our next monthly meeting will be Thursday, November 6th, at 7:30 P.M. at the  Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium.

Meeting Topic: 

We have a special meeting this Thursday the 6th. The Calusa Nature Center is having an open house for all the groups that meet there on Thursday Nights so that the community can learn about the groups and the Nature Center. Admission is free that night to the museum and the groups are allowing full access.

7:00pm We have our Telescope Renaissance that night for those who need help with telescopes.

7:30pm Our key event is the talk by Brian McGaffney – Nutwood Observatory and dark sky preserve in Canada.

Note: There will not be any official business meeting.


See new photos from Chuck Pavlick added to the library  under “Club Activities” TAB

 NASA’s “Space Place for Kids”  spaceplace-logo-small_en

NASA’s Space Place educates and entertains kids, parents, and teachers about space

and Earth science and technology.

This month:  Heliophysics

The sun is really, really hot. Every 1.5 millionths of a second, it releases more energy than all humans consume in an entire year. But where does all that energy come from? Space Place’s animated series “Space Place in a Snap” tackles this important question in its latest episode. Even better, it comes with a sweet poster, too! Check it out at: http://spaceplace.nasa.gov/sun-heat.


Public Events:  See Current Newsletter page

Note to visitors to our website:  Every time you refresh or change pages, the picture at the top will change.  Don’t let this confuse you as you scroll through the pages.


We are:  The South West Florida Astronomical Society, Inc.  (SWFAS) P.O. Box 100127, Cape Coral, Florida  33910.

We meet the 1st Thursday of the month (7:30 P.M.):  Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium,  3450 Ortiz Avenue,  Fort Myers, FL 33905-7811.

The Southwest Florida Astronomical Society, Inc. was formed in 1980 by amateur astronomers in Lee County, Florida.  Its many goals include educating the public, school children, and scouts about the wonders of the night sky.  S.W.F.A.S. regularly works with the Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium, as well as Florida Gulf Coast University with public observing events.


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