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Our next monthly meeting will be Thursday, March 2nd, at 7:30 P.M.

Fellow Amateur Astronomers:
 In lieu of a guest speaker, the March meeting of the South West Florida Astronomical Society will feature two recorded lectures by Professor David Meyer, Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Northwestern University. The topics of Dr. Meyers’ lectures will be two observing favorites: The Andromeda Galaxy (M31) and the Pleiades (M45). These two, 30 minute lectures, are part of his 18 lecture course entitled “A Visual Guide to the Universe” published  by The Great Courses.
Please join us for our monthly meeting and these two informative and enjoyable lectures.
Michael J. McCauley
Program Coordinator


Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium.   (see Calendar/Event for directions)

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!

April 2017:

Jim Farrell from WINK News Weather to be our speaker for
the April 6th meeting.  Since all our observing is weather dependent, this should be an interesting presentation.

 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.

Test your knowledge about the Milky Way with this fun trivia quiz!


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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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