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

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! 

NEXT MEETING Presentation:  Ted Wolfe, accomplished astrophotographer and  monthly contributor to the Naples Daily News, will be presenting to the Southwest Florida Astronomical Society on Thursday, April 7, 2016.  Mr. Wolfe has had many of his images published in Sky and Telescope and Astronomy magazines  and has had an exhibit of his astrophotos on display at the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral.  Additionally, permanent displays of his astrophotos can be seen at the Center for Space Studies at the University of Florida and in the Logan Science Center at the University of Notre Dame.
Mr. Wolfe will discuss his efforts to establish a remote set-up for operating his telescope in the Atacama Desert in Chile.  Ted’s presentation will describe this 4 year project including the frustrations, complications, and his experience being the only American involved in the adventure.  Included in his presentation will be pictures of the locale, his telescope at the site,  and some of his early test images.  Mr. Wolfe’s  presentation will begin at 7:30pm at the Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium in Fort Myers.

 

Michael J. McCauley
Program Coordinator
SWFAS

 

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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.