The South West Florida Astronomical Society, Inc.
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Orionids Meteor Shower

Start date: October 2, 2019

End date: November 7, 2019

Orionids Next period of activity: October 2nd, 2019 to November 7th, 2019 The Orionids are a medium strength shower that sometimes reaches high strength activity. In a normal year the Orionids produce 10-20 shower members at maximum. In exceptional years, such as 2006-2009, the peak rates were on par with the Perseids (50-75 per hour). … Continue reading Orionids Meteor Shower

Cub Scout Extravaganza

Date: October 18, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM

Location: 38751 Bermont Rd, Punta Gorda, FL 33982

Camp Miles – Bermont Rd & SR31 Punta Gorda Date: Friday, 10/18/2019 Time: 6:00 PM – Starts at 6:00 PM. Location: 38751 Bermont Rd, Punta Gorda, FL 33982 Google Maps: 38751 Bermont Rd, Punta Gorda, FL 33982

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Astronomical League

(Astronomical League Membership is included in S.W.F.A.S membership)

Additional information about Local Planetarium and Observatory opportunities:

FSW Observatory
FGCU Observatory

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

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


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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