Important New Information concerning Club Observing Activities:
Click here – Read Before You Go !

 Click here for Current Newsletter

(newsletter is in PDF format).

Next Meeting:  November 1st

Is there life out there?

If so, is it intelligent life? How rare are we? Are we a miracle of random naturalistic deterministic laws or the purpose of an intelligent designer? The Drake Equation, Fermi Paradox, and Rare Earth Hypothesis have provided data and insights that argue both for and against the possibility of life across the universe. Yet, if so, where are they and why haven’t they contacted us? Are they still evolving or have they evolved beyond our recognition. Or are we alone? If contact is ever made what will be our response and will our national sovereignty be lost? Is life a miracle? Cosmic evolution is shared across the universe but how rare is abiogenesis, the step from nonliving, inorganic matter to life?

Scott Flaig, accomplished author, lecturer, and member of the South West Florida Astronomical Society will discuss these topics and more at the Thursday, November 1st meeting of the SWFAS. Scott’s presentation will begin at 7:30pm at the Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium in Fort Myers. The regular monthly business meeting of the SWFAS will be held immediately following this intriguing and thought provoking presentation.

Plan ahead:

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.


Click for Current Newsletter  newsletter in PDF Format

 Slooh Live feeds from Space Click on the like below


Additional information about  Observing


Florida South Western


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. Or Visit the link here.


 NASA’s “Space Place for Kids”  spaceplace-logo-small_en

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


Events:  See Left Side Bar

Note to visitors to our website:  Every time you refresh or change pages, the picture at the top will change.  Don’t let this confuse you as you scroll through the pages.


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.



Lee County Florida USA