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

Fellow Amateur Astronomers:
Imagine a school of fish swimming in your backyard, a shark hunting for food in your neighborhood, a pod of dolphins chattering and chasing each other over the great Florida plains: all of South Florida underwater.   This may seem like a scene out of a fairytale, but millions of years ago, that is exactly what South Florida looked like!  Join Park Ranger Danielle Hebert at the February meeting of the South West Florida Astronomical Society in exploring the wonders of South Florida’s past as an underwater kingdom and how that past has played a part in shaping Florida as we know it today.  Danielle’s presentation will begin at 7:30pm on Thursday, February 2nd, at the Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium in Fort Myers.  The monthly business meeting will follow immediately thereafter.  We hope to see you there….
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!

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 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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