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Next Meeting:  December 6

The planetarium program entitled “The Sun, Our Living Star” will be featured at the December 6th meeting of the South West Florida Astronomical Society. This program vividly tells the story of our nearest star, our planet’s powerhouse and the source of energy that drives the Earth’s wind and weather. It is the ball of light that allows for the very existence of life on Earth. The program will begin at 7:30pm on Thursday, December 6th, at the Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium in Fort Myers. The regular monthly business meeting of the SWFAS will be held immediately thereafter which will include the election of officers for 2019. We hope to see you at the planetarium on Thursday, December 6th.

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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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