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Our next monthly meeting will be Thursday, May 4th, at 7:30 P.M.

The South West Florida Astronomical Society is pleased to present SWFAS Vice-President Bruce Dissette as our guest speaker at our May 4th meeting.  Anyone who has attended a star party with Bruce Dissette is well aware of his knowledge of the night sky and his passion as an accomplished amateur astronomer.  Bruce will talk about Proxima Centauri, a low mass, red dwarf star located just 4.5 light years from earth in the Alpha Centauri star system.  Aside from being the closest star to earth, Proxima Centauri made the news in 2016 when astronomers discovered Proxima b, a planet orbiting in its habitable zone.



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!

May 4th 2017:

.To be announced

 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.


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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.


Lee County Florida USA