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Next Meeting:  September 6

Jayne Johnston, Vice-President and Education and Membership Chair of Audubon of SW Florida (Lee County Chapter) will be presenting at the September meeting of the South West Florida Astronomical Society. You may remember Jayne’s Panther Presentation given at the January meeting of the SWFAS when she was representing the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Jayne’s September presentation is entitled “Birds of the Stars” and will focus on constellations and their avian namesakes. Her discussion will include bird navigation techniques and local birds related to the constellations of the night sky. Jayne’s presentation will begin at 7:30pm on Thursday, September 6th, at the Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium. The regular business meeting of the South

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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.


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Open to the public. Meetings are held in the Planetarium. Formed to educate the public, school children and Scouts about the wonders of the night sky!

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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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