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 ECLIPSE – ECLIPSE    Monday August 21st

The Southwest Florida Astronomy Society will have people at the Calusa Nature Center Planetarium and at the Moore Observatory on the FSW Punta Gorda Campus.

Weather permitting we will have information about the eclipse and telescopes setup for safe observing of the

Times are 1:30 to the end of the eclipse around 4:15.  Eclipse starts approximately  at 1:21, peaks at 2:53 and ends at 4:16 on Monday.

Additional information about the Eclipse and Observing


(Eclipse specific)

Florida South Western

Eclipse specific news release https://www.fsw.edu/news/detail/2615

Our next monthly meeting will be Thursday, September 7th, at 7:30 P.M.

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!

Plan ahead to attend future Meetings!


 Also see SWFAS new Facebook page, search for Southwest Florida Astronomical Society.


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NASA’s Space Place educates and entertains kids, parents, and teachers about space and Earth science and technology.


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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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